Celebrating International Womens Day with Fa’atino from Samoa

Fa’atino Masunu Utumapu is currently the Office Manager for Nuanua O’le Alofa, the national advocacy organisation of & for persons with disabilities in Samoa. She was also the first staff to be employed by the organisation after graduating from Manurewa High School in Auckland New Zealand.
Fa’atino is currently the Co-chair for the Pacific committee of youth with disabilities, a member of the Pacific Disability Forum’s Resource Team on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a current member of the Samoa Umbrella for non-government organisations executive council, Samoa’s disability task force committee, disaster management advisory body, a leader of her church (Methodist church Vaiteleuta) and a Sunday school teacher.

She is totally blind and is one of the lead advocates on disability not only in Samoa but also in the Pacific. Read more at



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