A key focus in Samoa is in building friendship and rapport. We have found that over years of learning, sharing, engaging and understanding, great things can happen when communities from different parts of the world come together as friends to meet challenges. We’ve made some fantastic contacts and have some great insights into life in Samoa, and we’re keen to build on our friendships and understandings.
2015 trip had a food and nutrition focus which we’ll continue with, as well as further exploring social and environmental challenges in the region. Check out the recent trip report from participants with each of their insights and recommendations for future engagements, which creates a cumulative experience between each of our trips.
Next Trip: July 2017
In July 2017 we’re returning to Samoa, with a joint CERES Global public and Swinburne University student group. We have a number of new organisations
and communities that we’re looking forward to meeting, in particular Women’s groups on the Island of Savai’i!
We’ve found the mix of University students plus local CERES community to be a great framework for ideas, discussion, and conversation within our group. Let us know if you’re keen to come along on what will be a wonderful little adventure to Samoa in 2017!
For more information:
Download the trip information booklet.
News from Samoa
Some reflections on our 2014 Samoa trip, By Charlotte and Melanie. On Sunday, we got up early to go help prepare a traditional Samoan Umu. We had been invited by Tu and his wife Lei [...]