A group of students, parents and teachers from the Sacred Heart College, a Catholic Marist College from Auckland New Zealand, visited the children at the Campus of Hope while in the country.
Bearing in kind and monetary donations of $1,000.00, the visit was inspiring for both the visitors and the children, given it was the school’s first ever visit to the Campus.
For the children of hope, the inspiration came from the Auckland based Samoan-students trying their best to put up the perfect performance of Samoan entertainment to cheer the children up.
It was a good laugh, with a valuable lesson for everyone about the importance of ones own roots, culture and identity.
According to Ana Leilua, one of the parents that accompanied the student’s visit, “It was a humbling and blessed experience not only for our boys but for us as parents to see the wonderful work you do for our children.”
So blessed that before the visiting school departed for New Zealand, another donation load of food, fruits and water supplies, First Aid Kits and $1,000.00 was presented again at the SVSG main office in Apia, to further assist SVSG with the children’s daily needs. One of the school teachers, Mr. Francis Stowers who presented the additional donation to the SVSG Office vowed that the Sacred Heart College will be back.
“Thank you so much to all the teachers and parents for coordinating the first ever visit by the College to the Campus of Hope. It has proven to be an inspirational experience for everyone involved. Last but not the least, I acknowledge with gratitude Mrs. Telesia Tanoai, a long serving member of the SVSG (Auckland) who liaise with SVSG on the visit from the start.” Siliniu Lina Chang, SVSG President