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Laudato Si' in action in Samoa

The Renewable Energy Division of MNRE in association with the IMPRESS Project conducted its first School Awareness Campaign for the financial year 2022/2023 on the selected schools in Upolu on Thursday 11th August and in Savaii on the 18th and 19th of the same month. There were a total of three schools from Upolu and five in Savai’i which the team had the privilege to visit individually.

Schools in Upolu included Samoa Seventh Day Adventist School, All Saints Primary School and St Joseph’s Leauva’a Primary School. For Savai’i, the team started off at St Therese Primary School, Tuasivi College and ended the first day of campaigning with Vaiola College. On the second day of school awareness for Savai’i, the team started off with Don Bosco College and ended with Uesiliana College.

The main objective of the campaign was to introduce and promote the topic of renewable energy and energy efficiency in schools. During the presentations, the students were very engaged and interested in the topics discussed and managed to ask and answer questions at the end of each session. There were also very important questions raised by teachers that were participated which contributed to very constructive discussions. Therefore, it is safe to say that the school awareness campaign for Upolu and Savai’i was a success.

We would like to take this time to acknowledge UNDP in Samoa, Cook Islands, Tokelau & Niue for their kind continuous support for us in funding these outreach programs.

Posted by Sr Thuy-Linh Nguyen fma


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