U.S. Embassy Hosts Virtual Astronaut Talk For Students

U.S. Embassy Apia, in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), hosted a virtual event with American astronaut Christina Koch on July 16.  The event included 100 students ages 10 – 16 from Vaiala Beach School, Manumalo Baptist School, Samoa Primary School, Faatuatua Christian College, Le Amosa Preparatory School, Pesega College, Adventist School, …

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Embassy hosts screening of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon

U.S. Embassy Apia was thrilled to host a screening of Disney’s Raya and the Last Dragon at the American Corner. After the film, participants were also treated to a Masterclass in which the film’s writers and creators shared stories about their experiences bringing the film to life. The day was filled with laughter and excitement …

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International Visitor Leadership Program recipients congratulated

U.S. Embassy Apia congratulates representatives from the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour for their successful participation in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). On June 28, Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo presented Charity Malaga, Camelita Tautunu, and Faanuu Lameko with certificates of completion recognizing their participation in an IVLP exchange …

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USAID REACH Project Expands Water Access and Strengthens Emergency Response Capacity

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo had the pleasure of giving remarks at the USAID REACH Project completion event held  on June 24.  In partnership with Caritas Samoa, the USAID REACH project increased community resilience and strengthened emergency response capacity in Samoan villages.  “Immense, lasting benefits come from building communities and ensuring that a …

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Moamoa Fou celebrating the opening of the newly installed water tank

In May, U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo was welcomed by the community of Moamoa Fou celebrating the opening of the newly installed water tank through a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Moamoa Fou was one of the villages targeted under the USAID – US Agency for International Development REACH Project. Over 460 people in the area received educational sessions and a supply of …

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Earth Day 2021

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore the Earth.” Together we can make our world a welcoming, healthy place for all people. “Restore Our Earth”…for everyone. We’re all in this together. Nations are joining forces to cut emissions. At the Leaders Summit on Climate April 22 – 23, we’re raising global climate ambition. Yes, that’s …

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USAID Project Management Graduates in Samoa

Chargé d’Affaires Jon Yoo presented completion certificates September 30 to participants who successfully completed the Project Management Practice course supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The course is part of the USAID Ready Project’s partnership with the University of the South Pacific/Pacific TAFE to help Pacific Island countries become more resilient …

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Embassy Apia Small Grants Recipients 2020

The U.S. Mission to Samoa honored six organizations and two individuals at a September 10 awards ceremony at the U.S. Embassy Residence in Vailima.  The organizations received funding from the Embassy’s 2020 Public Diplomacy Grants program, while the individuals will be participating in U.S. Exchange Programs, such as the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Program. I. Public …

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U.S. Embassy Outfits Magiagi Primary School with New Rugby Jerseys

The Magiagi Primary School rugby teams will be hitting the field in style the rest of the season in new rugby jerseys direct from the USA. On behalf of Ambassador Scott Brown, U.S. Embassy Apia Charge d’Affaires, Tony Greubel presented the new jerseys to Principal Katalaina and both the junior and senior boys rugby teams. …

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Handover Cermony at the American Corner

Press Release, U.S. Embassy Apia, November 2, 2017. The U.S. Embassy hosted a special handover ceremony at the American Corner (second floor of Nelson Memorial Library) with the presentation of new computers, educational and learning materials, furniture and décor, as well as another year of free internet for all students of Samoa. U.S. Embassy Chargé …

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USA Basketball Female of the Year, Ms. Ruthie Bolton, visits Samoa

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist and USA Basketball Female of the Year, Ms. Ruthie Bolton has arrived in Apia, greeted by Chargè d’Affaires Tony Greubel and Samoa Institute of Sport team to begin a full week of basketball clinics, public speaking and a tour of Samoa. On the first day, Ruthie visited Leififi College and …

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Embassy Apia funds “Sugar Crush Week” in Samoa.

  This week Nobesity Samoa launched its “Sugar Crush Week” – one of the eight projects funded through U.S. Embassy Apia’s 2016 Public Diplomacy Small Grants scheme. The aim of the partnership between Nobesity Samoa and U.S. Embassy is directed at using approaches and methodologies already used by Nobesity Samoa but at a wider scale. …

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