Growing a Culture of Peace: A Case Study of the Matuaileoo Environment Trust Inc
In October 2016, COL conducted a case study of the non-government organisation Matuaileoo Environmental Trust Inc (METI) in Apia, Samoa. METI has partnered with COL since 2014 in the strengthening of their community development programme. // This case study investigate whether quality learning opportunities provided by METI have contributed to sustainable livelihoods of the people of Samoa. Data was gathered primarily through face-to-face structured interviews with both staff and learners at METI. The study found that METI has impacted learners in different ways, including aiding in the development of new skills, the adoption of new values and practices, and positively impacting the health of learners and their families. It also found that the Life Skills Coach training provided by COL was very crucial for the Central Training Team, but that further training in social media and instructional design may be required.