Organisation: Loto Taumafai Society for People with Disabilities

Contact names: Letaa Dan Devoe (President), Leata Toma-Faiese (Finance & Admin Officer)

Phone/Contact #s: 24288

Post Office box: 1631    Street address: Motootua

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SUNGO Member since: 1998

Loto Taumafai was established in 1981 as an organisation committed to provide education for people with disabilities and/or special needs. It has an Executive Board that governs the organisation. Activities mainly rely on funds and aids from donor agencies and donations from various organisations that are kind enough to lend their assistance.

Early Intervention Program

The Loto Taumafai Early Intervention Program is a Community Based Rehabilitation Program which focuses on young children with disabilities.

The program supports children with a disability and their family with:

  • Therapy (physical and occupational therapy)
  • Language and communication support (specializing in Samoan sign language)
  • Family support and education
  • Advocacy


The role of Loto Taumafai:

Lototaumafai aims to provide education and quality services that maximise opportunities for people with a disabilities to reach their full potential in Samoa.

The organisation facilitates the inclusion of people with special needs, and at individual, community and national level.

Lototaumafai hopes to achieve best practice in all organisational activities and management


Key Activities:

The Loto Taumafai centre considers all opportunities as they arise, and undertakes appropriate activities to achieve its goals such as;

  • Education
  • Early intervention support services
  • Vocational Training