World Oceans Day Celebrated at Mulifanua with Peace Corps Samoa and US Embassy Apia

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Chargé Yoo with Embassy Apia and Peace Corps Samoa staff collecting rubbish along the seawall and ocean at Mulifanua.

The Peace Corps Samoa office and the U.S. Embassy Apia staff, together with the Mulifanua community celebrated World Oceans Day last week with a beach and seawall clean-up of the Fuailolo’o area.

The 2022 theme for Worlds Oceans Day is – Revitalization: Collective Action for the Ocean, which highlights the importance of working together to restore the health of our oceans.

Mulifanua is one of Peace Corps Samoa’s partner communities and was the host village for pre-service training for the last cohort of Volunteers in 2019.

 

Chargé Yoo with Embassy Apia and Peace Corps Samoa staff collecting rubbish along the seawall and ocean at Mulifanua.

Peace Corps Country Director Gini Wilderson and U.S. Embassy Chargé d‘Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo both expressed their gratitude to the Mulifanua community for their support of Peace Corps, as well as their willingness to join forces with the Peace Corps office and U.S. Embassy to observe World Oceans Day.

The team’s collective efforts gathered and disposed of more than 30 bags of rubbish.

“Peace Corps Samoa is grateful to Mulifanua for joining us for this important initiative – protecting Samoa’s beaches and shoreline for the safety and enjoyment of all…a wonderful effort that was accomplished together.” said Gini Wilderson, Peace Corps Samoa Country Director

“We know that when we protect our ocean, we are protecting the future for generations to come. Today’s event is a reminder that collective action is the only way forward,” said Jonathan Lee Yoo, U.S. Embassy Apia Chargé d’Affaires.