Ms. Wera Hack, a representative from the Embasssy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wellington was in the country for official duties and yesterday, she visited the children survivors of violence and sexual abuse cared for at the Campus of Hope.
The purpose of the visit was to officially handed over to SVSG bunk beds for a project funded by the Germany Embassy in Wellington.
The financial assistance from the Germany Embassy would not have been possible without the referral of an application for the small scale project, from Mrs. Pauline Marsden, a German living in Apia with her family,. At a total cost of ST26,000 or Euro9,639, the funds enabled SVSG to supply bunk beds including mattresses to cater for the increasing number of children cared for at the shelters.
Following the hand-over, Ms. Hack spend time with the children. Seeing her sitting there among the children, connecting with them at their level, was special. And SVSG is grateful of an addition to its family of supporters, as Ms. Hack had pledged to continue to look out for funding opportunities to help the children at the Campus.
SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang was at the Campus to acknowledge the support from the Germany Embassy. “Thank you to the Embassy and the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany in Wellington, H.E Gerhard Thiedemann, through Ms. Wera Hack, for the grant to refurnish the children’s beddings. To Pauline Marsden, thank you for pointing out this funding opportunity to SVSG, now we have additional beds for the children.”
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