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STA welcomes its new Australian Volunteer

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The Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) has welcomed its newest Australian Volunteer, Ms Morgan Knowles.

Assigned to Samoa as a Lifesaving and Water Safety Skills Trainer, Ms Knowles brings with her from Brisbane a wealth of experience and career development in water safety, first aid, swimming, beach management and teaching, as well as from her most recent employment as a Lifesaving Coordinator for Surf Life Saving Queensland. With a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Graduate Diploma of Education, the 24 year old is very happy to be in Samoa for the first time and is very enthusiastic to impart her knowledge to the Samoan community.

“I was very excited to see how much excellent work in lifesaving is already happening here in Samoa, and how many people have already been trained. I hope I can help the STA team continue to progress and work towards achieving their goals for lifesaving this year and in the future,” said Ms Knowles.

“I also hope that my skills and knowledge in lifesaving, swimming, and water safety can be of service to the Samoa Tourism Authority and the greater Samoan community, in continuing the fantastic work undertaken by the previous Australian volunteers and the Planning and Development team at STA.” She added.

Ms Morgan Knowles will be with the Samoa Tourism Authority until the end of August this year, and has begun her volunteering role with the Tourism Industry and the Samoan community at large.

The Australian Government has supported over 12,000 Australian citizens as Australian Volunteers for International

Development throughout the Asia-Pacific region since the 1960s. More than 400 of those volunteers have taken on assignments in Samoa to date, and are making a positive contribution to the country’s development.


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