Government donate $50,000 for Marist school anniversary

Leading the parade.

Leading the parade.

Lagi Keresoma

APIA: THURSDAY 29 AUGUST 2013: Government today gifted old pupils of Marist Brother’s school $50 000 for the celebration of their association’s 125th anniversary.

Marist Brothers Old Pupils Association (MBOPA) President Peseta Kasiano  acknowledged the donation.

Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo in presenting the cheque acknowledged the contribution of Marist school to the development of the country.

Many Government ministries and business are led by Marist old pupils, Fonotoe said.

MBOPA President Peseta Kasiano accepting $50,000 from Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo.

MBOPA President Peseta Kasiano accepting $50,000 from Deputy Prime Minister Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo.

One of the oldest surviving ex-Marist, Aeau Taulupoo Seumanutafa Maumea, spoke for their association members.

The last surviving member of the 1960 Samoa constitutional convention which guided Samoa’s move to independence Aeau was given the highest honor of raising the national flag on Samoa’s 50th anniversary in 2011.

Today he thanked Government then asked for more funds as Marist Brother’s school was in dire need of more resources.

In a humorous remark he challenged Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentarians present at the opening ceremony this morning to donate $1000 each for tonight’s function.

Current students of Marist school Mulivai.

Current students of Marist school Mulivai.

Marist’s week long programme of celebration included boxing bouts, a golf tournament and several other events which led up to today’s parade in town.
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Former Deputy Prime Minister Misa Telefoni leading the older generation of MBOP.

Former Deputy Prime Minister Misa Telefoni leading the older generation of MBOP.

Present and past students gathered in front of Government building.

Present and past students gathered in front of Government building.

 

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