Now, after just three weeks at the training centre, she can drive tractors and quad bikes, and has learned valuable agricultural skills that she will pass on to the Samoan government.
As well as being the first female farm manager in Samoa, Miss Fou is also the youngest at just 23.
She manages the largest government-owned farm in Samoa, “10,000 acres”, which is just over 4000ha.
Miss Fou was selected alongside Elvis Tuaia, 28, to attend a 7-week bespoke course at the Wairarapa training centre.
Both work for Samoa’s Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries.