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

FA.G.A.S.A. Inc. (Fa’alāpotopotoga mo le A’oa’oina o le Gagana Sāmoa i Aotearoa / Association for the Teaching of Samoan in Aotearoa) 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 2012
Samoan Language Week

Samoan Language Week will take place from Sunday 27 May to Saturday 2 June and includes Samoan Independence Day on June 1. Samoan Independence Day has a special significance in 2012 because it marks the 50th anniversary of Samoan independence and the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between Samoa and New Zealand. 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.



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