ASA Foundation

ASA Foundation offers help to NZ-based Samoan RSE Workers

Spokesperson for the foundation, Teleiai Edwin Puni said they were contacted by a group of workers from Hastings, who had worked for SEEKA.

“They said they had seen our work in Samoa during the measles, so they contacted us for assistance”, said Teleiai.

According to Teleiai, the men who contacted him said their temporary contracts of 6 months have ended, and they are unable to return to Samoa due to closures of international borders.

ASA Foundation helps two families of measles fatalities in Samoa

The Foundation presented two coffins for a father from Leauvaa and a child from Apia who died in the past week.

The organisation also helped pay for Sefo’s Funeral Services as part of its measles Samoa Fund Appeal.

According to a member of the foundation, Tuala Tagaloa Tusani, their help and thoughts are always with the Samoan people.

“Our money or anything we’re giving may not be able to bring their deceased members back but our group is always thinking of them.”