31 Oct 2008

American Samoa canning company makes education awards

10:38 am on 31 October 2008

Despite being sold to a South Korean company, the StarKist Samoa cannery still continues to carry out its community responsibilities in American Samoa.

Yesterday, StarKist Samoa awarded $10,000 to nine elementary schools and one Early Childhood Education programme, under the Charlie's Kids' programme, now in its third year.

Cannery official Dr. Meki Solomona says the progamme's goal this year is focused on improving student performance in the territory.

He said most of this year's proposals centere on reading and mathematics and all were excellent.

Each of the 10 schools receive $1,000 which was presented yesterday at the StarKist compound in Atu'u.

Del Monte Sea Food sold StarKist Seafood and its subsidiary StarKist Samoa to Dongwon Group.