DYWA Center is a community youth center that provides Sports & Education training in American Samoa.  Fa'a Samoa Initiative is a program started by the Troy & Theodora Polamalu Foundation. Initially, this program began as a football camp for the young men of American Samoa in 2011 and quickly integrated more sports. Apart from the sports camp, in 2015, Fa'a Samoa became laser focused on education. Today program serves hundreds of youth on the island giving them an opportunity to get advanced training and offers opportunities that expand their horizons. 


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps 


The Orphaned Starfish Foundation provided the very first computer training center on the island. We funded the 30 computers as well as the computer teacher, printer and internet. The goal is to improve the quality of education and also prepare these youngsters for jobs. For some of the children, it is their first time touching a computer. We are helping the community of American Samoa grow so that the children here will have more opportunity for growth than ever before.





Pacific Island Foundation is an organization dedicated to advancing the education of the children of American Samoa by offering opportunity. They are also deeply dedicated to reviving traditional arts of the Samoan people. PIC produced the first and incredibly successful Fa'a Samoa Initiative Music Talent Show in 2018.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps 


The Orphaned Starfish Foundation funds the teacher and maintenance of the Pacific Island Foundation Computer Training Center. Here the children are learning all aspects of technology as well as binary code and robotics. The Orphaned Starfish foundation through ARTEAMOR has also brought a Music Studio to the very talented children of American Samoa





Manu'a High School is the only High School on the island of Manu'a in American Samoa. Manu'a Island has a population of 873 people and very little access to modern life. The children on the island are eager to learn.


How The Orphaned Starfish Foundation Helps 


The Orphaned Starfish Foundation together with Fa'a Samoa Initiative has brought laptops to the Manu'a High School and going forward will pay for the computer teacher to teach as prior to this the children hadn't received a tech education for 4 years to to insufficient funds for a teacher. 


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