Tuesday, September 10, 2013

People who are making a difference in our community

I've been following the blog of this beautiful family for a while now.
And no, I have never met them before, expect for their blog but If you read the wonderful work they have with Lalomanu school, then you too will be in awe. 
They have continued something beautiful, heart warming and so so sincere, in memory of their  angel.
They continue to support and contribute books to the: 
The Clea Salavert Library, BIBLIOTECA CLEA SALAVERT in Lalomanu, so that children there will have access to reading material.

That is a gift which will keep on giving, when those very children become confident readers, passionate about the written word and driven to learn.

That might sound straightforward to you if you are from a modern country, but in Samoa - for most schools, books are hard to come by. Or at least, books that are intact.

Well done to the family of your angel Clea Salavert for doing this.
My faith in humanity is strengthened every time I read their stories.

Let this be a reminder to anyone going to Samoa on holiday - take books, crayons, pens, any stationery and gift them to the children.

And, in honour of their blog - I will attempt to translate the above blog entry in Samoan.
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...omg this is hard.....

Ua fai sina leva o o'u faitau i le blog a lenei aiga i luga o le upega tafa'ilagi.
Ou te le'i feiloa'i lava i ai ae a e faitau i la latou umm, blog - e ese le manaia ma le maoa'e o la latou fesoasoani i alo ma fanau Lalomanu.
E ese le matagofie ma le fa'amafanafana loto o lenei taumafaiga, e manatua ai pea lo la alo lea ua fai i lagi lana folauga.
O lo'o lagolagoina pea e le aiga o Clea le fale tusi a Lalomanu ina ia maua ai pea e tamaiti avanoa e faitau tusi ai.

O lenei meaalofa e so'ona foa'i ma foa'i pea, aua e mafai ai e le fanau aoga ona faitau tusi ma ua avea fo'i a taiala ina ia fa'atauaina pea le aoga.

E tau leai ni tusi faitau i le tele o aoga i Samoa, e le pei o atunuu i fafo ua tele le tamaoaiga.

Malo lava i le aiga o Clea Salavert mo lenei taumafaiga.
So'o se taimi lava ou te faitau ai i a latou tusitusiga, e lagona le fa'agae'etia ile alofa (agalelei) ua fa'aalia.
(Thank you Sita for the help).

Manatua, a e malaga i Samoa, ave ni tusi faitau, peni, po'o isi ituaiga meaaoga e foa'i i tamaiti i Samoa.


O le'a ou taumafai e fa'aliliu le blog lenei i le faasamoa.



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My goodness, that was a lot harder than I thought and I was tempted to edit the english to suit the Samoan - but I didn't....so apologies to the Professors of Samoan who are reading and going "Auoi!" at my attempt...it's a try!
Liva liva aso e le faasomoa ua'u

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My faith in humanity in strengthened every time I read their stories.
Since posting this message about 15 minutes ago...I have had the above sentence translated on facebook by 4 people...It has been a long time since I've relied on Facebook for useful advise and even more humbling is that people are willing to help me, Thank You!
Quandolita: E mausali ma tumau le faatuatua ona o le alofa tulai e faaalia pea i tusitusiga faapenei.
Moira: Soo se taimi ou te faalogo ai i tala faapea, e faamausali atili ai le faamoemoe ona o le alofa tulai ma le agalelei faaalia.
Falaniko: Just a humble suggestion, rather than tusitusiga (writings), how about 'tala' (stories) or 'tala tusitusi', and humanity = human kindness/behaviour -" fa'atamali'iaga"or "uiga fa'atamali'i o tagata"?????? Not too sure myself. might even be botsing it hahaha







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