Photo: Kolove Katoanga-Passi working on her tuiga during class. May 2017, Sydenham VIC. (Photo: Copyright PICAA INC. 2017)

The first component of our TAUMEASINA PROGRAM is the TUIGA CLASS, an 8-week course that teaches students how to design and create the Samoan tuiga.  The course is facilitated by local tuiga-maker Gina Tafea (former Miss Samoa Victoria 1999, and Miss Samoa Australia 2000 also a contestant in Miss South Pacific 2000 and currently Co-Director of Miss Samoa Victoria Inc.).  At the completion of the 8-week course, an exhibit provides an opportunity for students to present their finished tuiga to the Pasefika community of Melbourne.



TUIGA CLASS photo gallery


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