SAMOAN SOLUTIONS

ALOFA * AIGA * FA'AALOALO * GAGANA * LUMANA'I * TAUTUA 

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UPCOMING EVENTS - LATEST NEWS!

ta'iala community report out event

TUESDAY APRIL 30, 2024 - 

Our initial Ta'iala Youth group organized the Ta'iala Community Report Out event. The successful launch and implementation of the Ta’iala Youth Exchange program were greatly supported by the community. This is why we felt it was important to organize an event where our youth could share their experiences and the impact of the program.

We initiated the presentation of our Ta’iala Youth individual report boards, which showcased their reflections at the beginning and end of the trip, highlighting impactful, educational, and transformative aspects of the journey. Each young person was assigned to summarize a particular day in their report. Every Ta’iala youth addressed questions, and elaborated on different aspects of the trip as requested by community attendees.

Following this, the youth participated in a live Talanoa session hosted by our Essence of Mana family – marking their first in-person Talanoa Tuesday segment. They fielded questions from the community regarding their experiences in Samoa, discussing their expectations versus reality, favorite moments, food experiences, and emotional reflections from the trip. Additionally, we introduced a fundraising initiative to support our Brown Girl Woke Ta’iala youth exchange trip to the SF Bay Area. In closing, we shared financial and demographic insights from the inaugural trip. We expressed our gratitude to all the hosts in Samoa and listened to reflections from our Ta’iala Program Staff about the trip. Lastly, we unveiled the opening of the 2025 Ta’iala interest list that is now open to our Pacific Islander youth in the San Francisco Bay Area.

LE MAOTA MARCH DROP IN HOURS

Stop by Le Maota during our drop in hours. Enjoy the space:

NESIAN NIGHT MARKET SUMMER SESSION - VENDOR INTERST LIST OPEN!!!

That’s right, Nesian Night Market IS BACK!


Starting on June 21st, we’ll be opening doors for all to come and enjoy their favorite local Nesian vendors.


For any Pasefika businesses (Melanesian/Micronesian/Polynesian) who are looking to vend at any of the summer season dates, please refer to the interest form via the QR code or link and, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We love you all and can’t wait to see you all back for the SUMMER SEASON!

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Message from Samoan Solutions Co-Founder Dallas Te'o

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Message from Samoan Solutions Co-Founder Mona Uli

15 year benefit celebration

October 28, 2023 - Samoan Solutions hosted its 15 year anniversary benefit celebration, at Le Maota - in Burlingame. Joined by long time Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers & new friends, the night was a tribute to their long term service in the San Francisco Bay Area. The benefit featured a silent auction fundraiser, Samoan dance, local fashions and a spread of food & drinks provided by local Pasefika businesses & testimonies from long time partners & our Co-founders/Board Members present & via video.

It was an evening full of love, community and hope for the future!

TALOFA - GREETINGS

Talofa Lava/Hello & Welcome,

Samoan Solutions is a local non profit organization, based in San Mateo County. We exist to help enhance the lives of our Pacific Islander Community in the San Francisco, Bay Area through a series of programs, services, collaborative efforts and our community space Le Maota. We invite you to join in the fun as a participant, volunteer or as a member. Check out our website to learn more about the work we do and come join in the fun. 


TAUTUA

OUR MISSION

Our mission to enhance the quality of life of Samoan/Pasefika people in the San Francisco Bay Area. We aim to:

All in hopes of preparing our community for future success.


TA'IALA

OUR VISION

Our vision is two fold. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Samoan Solutions will have:


GALULUE FA'ATASI

WHO WE ARE

Samoan Solutions is currently a volunteer-run organization based in San Mateo County, CA with members from local cities including: South San Francisco, San Bruno, Daly City, San Jose and beyond. We are committed to taking an active role in contributing to the betterment of our people. This group started off as an idea to sponsor a single event and has developed into an effort to establish a lasting impact on our Samoan/Pasefika community. 

check out our instagram for all the latest announcements & events.

2023 annual report

2023 marked a significant year with the launch of Le Maota, the inaugural cohort of Pasefika Boss Up, impactful partnerships, and many other achievements. We are grateful for the support of many individuals in making it all possible. Explore our annual report for further insights into our year.