Posts Tagged ‘Samoan culture’

Move to reinstate corporal punishment in Samoa questioned

Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Samoa’s ombudsman and a supreme court judge say they’re at a loss as to what has motivated a move to reinstate corporal punishment in Samoa’s high schools. Samoa banned the use of corporal punishment in 2013. But a proposed amendment to the Education Bill 2009, section 23, would allow teachers in schools to use reasonable Read more

Le Tuiga Samoa – a new way of learning

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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High Tech Youth studio in Samoa has a new unique Samoan name: Le Tuiga Samoa. The name was chosen by a representative workshop group of the many young people who go there. The process used to choose the name is in keeping with the studio’s philosophy. The studio is designed for youth to create their own Read more

Samoa’s religious leaders must help open dialogue on gender discrimination

Monday, August 21st, 2017

There is still a huge need for open dialogue on ‘taboo’ subjects and on the meaning of the ‘Samoan way of life’ (fa’asamoa) and ensuring women’s right to equality within the family. “This cannot happen without the leadership of government and other local stakeholders, including community and religious leaders, alongside women and men at all Read more

Fa’alavelave a huge burden for young Samoans living in NZ

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

A survey has found that the practice of giving money when there is a family fa’alavelave is places huge burdens on young New Zealanders who are ethnic Samoans. Robyn Lesatale a University of Auckland Pacific studies student surveyed more than 400 Auckland Samoans about the practice. A fa’alavelave is roughly defined as “anything which interferes Read more