It has been 6 years now since 2012 when Wyong Christian Community School from New South Wales Australia has entered into a parternship with the Samoa Victim Support Group (SVSG), to best love and support the children. The children are none other than the young survivors of violence and sexual abused under the care of SVSG, interacting with a representative of students attending the Wyong Christian School.
It has been a partnership based on mutual understanding, as both the Wyong and the SVSG share a strong foundation based on Christian values and beliefs, ingrained in the respective work of the two organisations.
For this year, Mr. Liney has brought a different group of students to fellowship with the children at the Campus of Hope. According to Mr. Liney, “we have been praying for this trip and the Campus of Hope since planning for it last year.” And the love of God has been shining bright during the Wyong’s visit this year. From the children’s outing at the Liua le Vai o Sina at Faleaseela hosted by Olsen & Jane Vaafusuaga, to their participation during the SVSG Junior walkathon, to their visit at the Campus of Hope, it has been a partnership of love by the children, for the children.
Culminating the visit at the Campus of Hope was a tour at the Skill Building Centre for child vendors located on campus and built with funding from the Wyong Christian Community School. It has been a Centre borne of the gifts from the students of Wyong, which will now see uneducated, underprivileged children being empowered with a skill for their livelihood.
According to SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang, “there is always a genuine interest to reach out and to do more everytime Principal Ian and the students visited SVSG.” She went on to acknowledge the partnership of love for the children, established with the Wyong Christian Community School. “Thank you so much Ian, the teachers, the parents and the students of Wyong for continuing to share the gift of love with the children under the care of SVSG.”
President of SVSG Samoa