Several volunteer ministers of the US-based Scientology religion are in Samoa to provide disaster response specialist courses for government representatives and local church councils.
The Samoa government and the National Council of churches are the two major organisations supporting the training courses, scheduled to start next week.
Numerous Hollywood stars such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta are members of the religion.
The followers of Scientology are fighting problems such as disaster management, manmade, natural or personal disasters, communication problems, violence, and drug or alcohol abuse.
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