CBA Samoa - Fasitootai - 100 Volunteers mangrove planting news article (Dec. 2010)

On 4th December, 2010, in marking the International Volunteer Day (IVD), over 100 local and international volunteers joined hands in cleaning up and planting mangroves in Fasitootai, northwest of the Samoa’s Upolu Island.

The event was organized by the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme in cooperation with the Fasitootai village, the Government of Samoa, other United Nations agencies and various local and international volunteer-involving organizations including Sa- moa Umbrella for Non-Governmental Organizations (SUNGO), Samoa Red Cross Society, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), New Zealand Agency for International Develop- ment (NZAID) and US Peace Corps.