F.A.G.A.S.A Inc

FAGASA – Fa’alāpotopotoga mo le A’oa’oina o le Gagana Sāmoa i Aotearoa / Association for the Teaching of Samoan in Aotearoa. F.A.G.A.S.A Inc. is the Samoan Teachers and Parents Association set up to help maintain and to work for the survival of the Samoan language and culture through effective teaching and learning strategies in Aotearoa. F.A.G.A.S.A Inc. will promote the week through its regions and members, and provide materials (including lessons and word lists) that can be used by schools, media, and other organisations.

History

FA.G.A.S.A. Inc. is an independent, non-profit organisation that nurtures and works to improve the bilingual literacy skills of New Zealand’s Samoan students. Established in 1976, FA.G.A.S.A. Inc. is a voluntary New Zealand Samoan community organisation that specialises in Samoan language. Many of its members have the expertise and resources in the Samoan language to provide education providers and employers with bilingual literacy services.

FA.G.A.S.A. Inc. is an organisation that has worked hard to create an impact on the development and expansion of quality Samoan bilingual literacy where and when it can in New Zealand both in the learning and workforce environments.

F.A.G.A.S.A’s strength in bilingualism is considerable. Its research and conferences have produced some effective learning and teaching styles toward empowering individuals in their academic journeys to attain higher levels of success in Aotearoa, especially in the use of the Samoan language in the classroom.

Project 2011
Samoan Language Week

Samoan Language Week will take place from Wednesday 1 June to Tuesday 7 June, starting with Samoan Independence Day. Key events are planned for the weekend of 4-5 June (Queen’s Birthday weekend).

The 2011 theme is Samoa Ola – Samoa Active, focusing on language, sport and healthy living and linking to the visit of Manu Samoa to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup.

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