Baby Penina celebrated her 2 year old birthday in the SVSG office in Apia. $500.00 is kindly donated by The Little Angels, Afioga Taa & Sepoima Lo Tam, Auckland NZ to help with the birthday celebrations.
Amazing to see that little smile from Baby Penina. She has had a very tough life, but despite all that, she is blessed by having a loving mother who actually cares for her non stop.
The birthday cake is kindly donated by Laura de Rose Cakes. We are very grateful to all the people who have come together to acknowledge her through gifts, and prayers.
The Little Angels from Auckland NZ, Afioga Taa and Ima LoTam have kindly donated ST$1000. To the children of Fatima. Afoa Peseta, the representative of The Little Angels in Samoa brought along the shopping for the children as well as money presented to the mother. The conditions specifically, is that donation is to buy the much needed goods use by the 2 children.
Herewith is Fatima's mother with Afoa, Lina, and the 3 year old daughter.
Thanking you to The Little Angels for their kindness,
Upon visiting the family of the latest domestic violence victim, no words can describe the sadness, the bitterness, the anger, the betrayal that the family is going through due to the brutal and horrific death of Fatima.
The mother is still in a trauma as she was the first one to see the horrific condition of her young daughter. She kept mumbling Fatima's name and repeatedly explained what she saw on the early hours of the deadly incident. Her family is worried about her.
As we are all going through this grieving period, SVSG has been vocal in getting out its message to mothers that are continuously in a domestic violence relationship, to please remember that we are here to listen and to help.
For this period itself, we have 15 young mothers calling up our Helpline just to talk about the violence they are facing. Helpline counselling is now provided, as well as face to face counselling in our office.
Wishing all your families prosperity and happiness and please keep safe.
This week brought our Satalo mothers and fathers through our Making a Difference program guided by Pastors Paulo Lio and Palolo, for a grand tour around Apia, the sports grounds, museum, and meeting with our children in the Campus.
They shared songs, dancing and inspirational stories and also the Satalo ladies brought laughter and excitement when they did our Manu Samoa Haka.
The children really enjoyed their day together with our Satalo team. Many thanks to Pastors Lio and Palolo for making this possible.
Faafetai and Blessings,
Our elders from Tafitoala enjoyed their time dancing and singing with the children in the Campus. Pastors Lio and Palolo hosted them with an exciting tour at the Robert Louis Stevensons grounds, Tafitoala team helped in supplying taros and bananas for the Campus.
Thank you and a big faamalo to our Tafitoala team.
The Seventh Day Adventist Yr 13 students were amazed to see our beautiful children in the Campus. To them it is a different world altogether. They sang songs, shared activities with tears, with the hope that they will come back often to fellowship with our children.
Pastors Lio and Palolo, all the way from Sydney Australia, are the mastermind behind this Project. They are very dedicated in making sure that our elders enjoyed a day with our children in the Campus of Hope.
The beautiful ladies are from Toamua. "We have heard but never knew the real thing that is happening in here". With tears they struggled to smile to the children.
They enjoyed lunch at Pinati, an ice cream from McDonald, and a tour at Our sports facilities in Tuanaimato.
A beautiful day that everyone enjoyed.
Baby Mark will be celebrating 4 years this October. His mother was told by the doctors that he Will be lucky if he reaches 6 months. Baby Mark is blind and sleeps with his eyes and mouth open. He lives with his young mother of 21 years old and grandparents.
The request is a comfortable bed for him, as well as diapers, by the young mum.
Blessings and have a good day.
Yesterday an early morning visit to the office by our team leaders show the solidarity and strength of our volunteers in coming together to support the turn of events that we are facing.
As a group volunteering with our hearts to do good for our people, by now we are all aware of the ongoing challenges of working with the police in our advocacy role.
We pray for God 's continued guidance on our work and may His peace and love keep us strong.
The living conditions of the family of Baby Glory have been transformed overnight thanks to the Little Angels Foundation of Auckland New Zealand.
Where once the rain would soak the family while sleeping on the cement floor of their house, they are now secured from the rain, their floor covered in vinyl with the parents and children sleeping together on comfortable mattresses. What little personal effects they possess, are now secured as the only bedroom in the house has been installed a door and a lock.
Another Good Samaritan has offered to donate a kerosene stove so that the family will no longer cook by the trunk of a tree outside their house.
With a much improved living conditions, there is less worry for the mother who now concentrates on caring for Baby Glory and the rest of the children.
The Little Angels Foundation has truly made a difference in the lives of this family.
Thank you and God Bless!
President of SVSG Samoa