Samoa’s first responders’ children to receive scholarship grants soon

More than 30 students will soon benefit from the Samoa Emergency Fire/Police Scholarship Grants, (SEFP2019).

The grants are the brainchild of two kind Samaritans living in St. George Utah, USA.

Faalogo Situtuila Sissy Vuki and her husband Tupuola Sione Heleti Vuki have garnered support from families, friends, business partners and St. George general community to raise US$10,000 dollars in scholarship funds and school materials for Samoan first responders’ children that are students.

The SEFP2019 initiative by Faalogo and Tupuola is a new chapter in their community outreach through the Samoa Fire Emergency Services Authority “SFESA” to assist with education for the children of SFESA and Police staff.

A container of educational material for the recipients and “NECC911” National Emergency Call Centre 911 is also heading to Samoa from Utah.

The grants are part of a pilot programme designed to lighten the burden on first responders SFESA and Police staff and the target is to assist in their children's education.

The students will receive their awards on 22 January at Travellers Point Hotel Samoa.

Last year, Mr and Mrs Vuki presented $15,000 to SFESA to upgrade the 911 Call Centre for Emergencies.


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