American Samoa focuses on ways to instil cultural values in young people | Pacific Beat

American Samoa focuses on ways to instil cultural values in young people

American Samoa focuses on ways to instil cultural values in young people

Updated 15 October 2013, 9:44 AEDT

In American Samoa, the Department of Education is bringing elderly citizens back into the classroom to counsel young people as a way to keep them out of trouble.

Monica Miller says the "Toe Afua Mai Matua" program - which means "a new beginning with parents" - is teaching students about cultural values and instilling a sense of pride of being Samoan.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Reporter Monica Miller in Pagopago

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