In February final 12 months, Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele become photographed along Warren Meyer, the “humanitarian ambassador” for a group referred to as Applied Scholastics.
The two have been protecting a textbook titled Learning How To Learn — considered one of 10,000 copies talented to the small Pacific island nation.
But the friendly picture belies a greater bizarre and complex truth.
The a whole lot-wished instructional resources for the kids of Samoa had been in reality books containing the teachings of L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the debatable Church of Scientology.
It has now been discovered — thanks to an investigation by the Samoa Observer posted earlier this week — that there are at the least six schools in Samoa the usage of these coaching methods.
Applied Scholastics has additionally told the ABC that more than a dozen Samoan educators have travelled to the organization’s headquarters in Missouri for schooling.
The deeply Christian island state of Samoa may also appear an not likely vacation spot for Scientology to sell its teachings, however it is just considered one of many some distance-off corners of the globe Applied Scholastics is in search of to enlarge to.
It claims to already be operating in 70 countries — such as colleges and centers here in Australia.
But consistent with critics, Applied Scholastics is fairly of a Trojan horse for non secular indoctrination, and is being covertly rolled out throughout the globe.
David Touretzky is an academic and researcher at Carnegie Mellon University who has spent years uncovering and criticising the workings of the Church of Scientology and its partner establishments.