Organisation: Faalapotopotoga Atinae o Komiti Tumama o Samoa (FAKTS)

Samoa Womens Committee Development Organisation (SWCDO)

Faalapotopotoga Atinae o Komiti Tumama o Samoa (FAKTS) is the biggest and longest serving grassroots womens organisation in Samoa, that was established in 1920 and became a member of SUNGO in 1997.

It is governed traditionally with a management committee/board. The daily maintenance of office is operated by Management Committee consisting of President, Vice President, Secretary and Vice Secretary and Treasurer and Vice Treasurer. The treasurer acts as a Project Manager and Administration Officer due to lack of funds to employ staff. All work is voluntary.

FAKTS has more than 24,000 members throughout Samoa, each a member of the KT in their own village. Its work lies in the sectors of Health, Education, Governance and Environment.

There is also an Executive Committee for each village Komiti Tumama (President, Secretary and a third person chosen from committee). The EC has meetings once per month.

President/CEO: Fuatino May Saaga

Vice President: Leuta Leniafa Sakaria

Admin/Office Manager/Secretary: Safuneituuga Tiresa Matui

Finance/Treasurer: Leiataua Katifa Faletoese

 

Contact Person:

  1. Katifa Bryce
  2. Leuta Leniafa Sakaria

Mobile phone: 7611752/76111750

Po box: 1638

Street address: mulivai

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Preferred communication Phone and email

The role of Komiti Tumama Atinae:

  • Develop and enhance status of women in accordance with their economic, educational and health needs, maintain the value of culture and traditions,
  • Uphold the principles of equal rights and equal opportunities for women
  • Develop, encourage cleanliness of villages and support environmental activities
  • Promote, establish early childhood education,
  • Advice, inform Komiti Tumama of donor agencies' assistance for infrastructure
  • Strengthen awareness on elimination of abuse and violence against children and women
  • Promote nutrition in Early Childhood Education Centers and KTs

Key Activities:

  • Primary health care, cultural and traditional activities
  • Education and training on social issues related to women, men and children
  • Environmental programs
  • Trainings on writing applications to donors for infrastructure projects for pre-school, and komiti tumama centres
  • Trainings on preparing acquittal reports
  • Share issues of abuse/violence against women and children