Twenty two Samoan students China bound

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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Malamal Iati with parents, Rev. Lukulaelae Iati and Tuasivi.

Malamal Iati with parents, Rev. Lukulaelae Iati and Tuasivi. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

The Chinese Embassy hosted a farewell reception for 22 students who have been awarded scholarships to study in China.

Chinese Ambassador Wang Xuefeng congratulated the students, reminding them that the opportunity to study in China is critical to Samoa’s development aspirations.

“You have won the scholarship with your hard work and your academic excellence,” Mr. Xuefang said.

Marc Membrere with parents, Fili and Devalito Membrere.
Marc Membrere with parents, Fili and Devalito Membrere.
Paulina Tulipe and aunty, Tulei La'avasa.
Paulina Tulipe and aunty, Tulei La'avasa.
Togia Tofa, Anton Tofa and Darius Tofa.
Togia Tofa, Anton Tofa and Darius Tofa.
Danisha Simeona and mother, Ana.
Danisha Simeona and mother, Ana.
Filifiliga Tuala and Bob Luatimu.
Filifiliga Tuala and Bob Luatimu.
Mauri Tualaulelei with parents, Tofilau Tom and Lahoma.
Mauri Tualaulelei with parents, Tofilau Tom and Lahoma.
James Jamieson and Cameron Kwan.
James Jamieson and Cameron Kwan.
Miracle Ioane with her mother, Kerupi Ioane.
Miracle Ioane with her mother, Kerupi Ioane.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Samoa for the strong support and assistance in the implementation of the Chinese Scholarships programme over the years.

“This year, just as every year in the past, the best candidates for the scholarships have been selected.”

Here are some of the photos from the night

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