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This report does not reference Samoa anywhere that I can find. Do you have a specific example? Could you possibly mean the Solomon Islands? That report is included, it is part of the ACER review on the Solomon Islands.
The report makes many references to a Samoa report but the Samoa report doesn’t seem to be listed in the appendix. Would you know of its name/location?
when are there commng back out to see xo laptops
We do not know how fortunate we are and our children. How often have we heard that phrase, but it seems to have a liitle effect on most people. i’m not saying that lightly. I relize there are many, many people and organizations that contribute. These are very unselfish individuales, who share their time, energy and money to help others. When we can not provide for our children, and they lack skills to survive in our world, it hurts parents deeply. Think about the last time your child failed at something and how bad you felt. These countries that are behind in infrastructure, lack of learning facilties, do need our help. See the smiles on their faces and the faces of their parent when they receive the laptops that will help them excell. The parents will then know that their child will have a chance at being a productive adult.