30 Aug 2004

Three community groups in American Samoa secure federal funding

7:19 am on 30 August 2004

The United States, through the Native American Act, has awarded a little over two million US dollars, over three years, to three non-profit groups in American Samoa.

Congressman Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin says the Native American Samoa Advisory Council will receive more than half a million dollars over the next three years for its projects, which includes empowerment in agri-business.

The organisation will work with unemployed women and young men to improve social and economic development opportunities in American Samoa.

Intersections Inc. has also been awarded a million dollars for projects including developing youth theatre.

The Pacific Islands Centre for Educational Development will receive funding for programmes designed to prepare youth and parents to meet the challenges of life away from home.