10 Oct 2005

Nursing and technology courses to get extra funding in American Samoa

7:15 am on 10 October 2005

Two departments at the American Samoa Community College are to recieve extra funding this term through the federal Community Services Block Grant.

The program aims to "alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty in communities" by supporting projects in the areas of employment and education.

The scheme also supports the better use of available income, housing, nutrition, and emergency services.

The Nursing Department is to be awarded 25 thousand dollars while another ten thousand will got to the Trades & Technology Department.

The Nursing Department chairperson, Lele Ah Mu-Mageo, said the funds will go primarily towards having more licensed nurses working in American Samoa.

In the Trades & Technology Department, the money will be used to buy urgently needed up-to-date tools and equipment for instruction.