PHOTO: Pupils of the Marist Brothers’ Primary School, Mulivai
By Faye Seiuli
APIA, SAMOA – FRIDAY 12 OCTOBER 2018: The Marist Brothers Old Pupils Association (MBOPA) has donated $50,000 talā to the Marist Brothers’ Primary Schools at Mulivai, .
The presentation is part of the celebration of 130 years of Marist Brothers contribution to Education in Samoa. Most of the funds were collected from the Marist Excellence Service Awards Ball as part of the 130 years anniversary celebrations.
The donation of $100,000 was divided equally between Marist Brothers’ Primary School at Mulivai and Saint Joseph’s College at Alafua.
The Principal of the Marist Bothers school at Mulivai, Brother Siaosi Ioane acknowledged the donation.
“May our Father in Heaven bless the Association and its members and the upcoming events of our association,” said Brother Siaosi Ioane.
As part of the celebration of 130 years anniversary of Marist Education here in Samoa last month, donations to their two schools here in Samoa is part of it.
Most of the funds were collected from the Marist Excellence Service Awards Ball during the celebration of 130 years anniversary.
The donation of $100,000 talā was divided equally between Marist Brothers’ Primary School at Mulivai and Saint Joseph’s College at Alafua.
These funds were presented today as part of MBOPA’s contribution to the schools where its members were former students.
In addition, MBOPA will also donate $3,000 talā to the Sisters’ of the Poor at Mapuifagalele Home for the Aged and $2,000 talā to the Carmelite Sisters at Vailima.
MBOPA’s President, Tuatagaloa Aumua Ming Leung Wai was grateful for the support shown by the Marist fraternity, supporters and families which had resulted in the successful celebration of the 130 years anniversary.
“The aim is to make the Marist schools in Samoa learning institutions of excellence. To achieve such goal, it is vital for our schools to have the necessary resources and for our teachers to be adequately paid,” said Tuatagaloa.