Reading Time with Miss Luisa
There’s a knock at the door of Louise “Luisa” Su’esu’e Kuaea’s (BS ’13, MBA ’15) home in Pago Pago, American Samoa. It’s a handful of village kids, school notebooks and pencils in hand, hopeful looks on their faces. They need help with their homework, and they know Miss Luisa is willing.
It’s a well-earned reputation. Realizing that many of the schoolchildren in American Samoa struggled with reading, Kuaea reached out to the Feleti Barstow Public Library in Utulei to see what she could do. With no library on the west side of American Samoa, Kuaea had the idea to bring the books to children there through a summer literacy program.
Read the full story here: https://magazine.byu.edu/article/going-forth-expanding-literacy-and-musical-community/