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  • Fun times with the school children interacting with team members for the Pacific Games earlier in the year in Samoa
    Fun times with the school children interacting with team members for the Pacific Games earlier in the year in Samoa

...where the heart goes out to the children of Samoa who are the ones most at risk in our measles epidemic.

Just reflecting on how schools gave so much to hosting our Pacific Games this year. It was a national commitment from schools around Samoa.

Hours and hours were spent in preparations to welcome the hundreds of athletes for the Games in the sun and rain. 

The first and last impressions of Samoa by our sporting guests were of the children. The entertainment was endearing but the smiles and the innocent faces were lasting enough for them to carry back to their homes. 

Life is a challenge. We feel for our children and we do our best but we move on

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