On 14 July 2016, Lupe Va'ai, 12-year old Child Author representing Samoa/The Pacific Islands for the Voices of Future Generations initiative, was featured in The Samoan Observer newspaper.

The people of Samoa are so proud of Lupe, representing her small island on the "world stage", and we are too.

You can read the article here.

Lupe was also in the media spotlight with a guest appearance on the Pacific Beat show of Australian ABC Radio. In a beautifully edited piece, Lupe talked about her book 'The Voices of an Island', eloquently reading sections of it, and talking about her inspirations and her plans to write more stories following the adventures and initiatives of her main character Katalina.