Manufou "Fou" Liaiga-Anoa'i
Manufou Liaiga-Anoa'i is warmly called Fou in community circles. She is a native San Franciscan who has called North San Mateo County home for the past eighteen years.
A dedicated social justice advocate, Manufou continues be actively involved in a variety of movements and causes locally, nationally and globally.
She founded Pacific Islander Community Partnership, a non-profit that serves as a conduit for Pacific Islanders in advocacy, education and empowerment. Manufou created Camp Unity, a free Pacific Islander Summer Enrichment program to provide a quality and viable option for low-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area that has served 1,000 youth to date. This all volunteer effort is a nationally coveted program which has been recognized by President Obama's White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
In addition, her global reach includes partnerships with One Global Family Foundation to assist in eradicating domestic and child abuse in the Pacific Islands and raising readers through collaborations with Books for Barrios. Through these global initiatives, children in the South Pacific have received assistance through in-kind donations of books, school supplies, new clothes, toiletries and non-perishable foods.
Manufou's passion for public service with an emphasis on women's empowerment and children & youth issues has afforded her opportunities to serve on San Mateo County's Big Lift Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council, Congresswoman Jackie Speier's Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, San Francisco Mayor's Office Asian Pacific American Heritage Committee, Daly City's Health and Literacy Faire Committee, and San Francisco District Attorney's Office Youth Forum Initiative. Manufou was recognized for her service in 2013 by ABC Channel 7's Asian Pacific Islander Salutes.