U.S. Ambassador Scott Brown and Gail Brown celebrated the opening of a new computer lab at Magiagi Primary School on Friday.
The school received five computers and two printers.
The ceremony acknowledged the Rotary Club of Petone, New Zealand for their donation of the computers and HP New Zealand’s donation of the HP printers.
During Ambassador Brown’s previous visit to Magiagi, faculty members and staff expressed the school’s need for more computers, specifically for the students.
Shortly after his visit, Ambassador Brown made it a priority to seek out donations to assist and as a result, Petone Rotary Club and HP New Zealand responded.
Now students at Magiagi have access to computers with educational programming, enabling teachers to include more creative, technical, and innovative activities for the students.
Ultimately, this donation is a continued initiative by the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with Samoa’s Ministry of Education, Sports, and Culture, to assist in the development of educational resources and to help increase student access to technology.
“It gives me pure joy to know that students here in Magiagi will now be able to use these computers and printers to further their education,” said Mr. Brown.
“Technology is a huge educational tool that will assist students here to learn simply by being exposed to it at a younger age. Students will be learning primary basics like typing, English, math, and even science on these computers. I look forward to watching the bright futures the students at Magiagi have ahead of them.”