In February’s final 12 months, Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele become photographed along with 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 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.
Thanks to an investigation by the Samoa Observer posted earlier this week, and it has now been discovered that there are at least six schools in Samoa using these coaching methods.
Applied Scholastics have additionally told the ABC that more than a dozen Samoan educators have traveled to the organization’s headquarters in Missouri for schooling.
The deeply Christian island state of Samoa may also appear as a not likely a vacation spot for Scientology to sell its teachings. However, it is just considered one of many distance-off corners of the globe Applied Scholastics is searching for to enlarge to.
It claims to be already operating in 70 countries — such as colleges and centers here in Australia.
But consistent with critics, Applied Scholastics is fair of a Trojan horse for nonsecular 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.