Our new baby is flourishing well, a product of an incest relationship.
We have just been told that our informer of this case has been banned from their village for reporting to us the incestuous relationship of the father and 15 year old biological daughter.
This is ridiculous, but we believe that one day, this should change. The more this is done, the more people are scared of reporting similar incidents.
SVSG believes that it is everybody's responsibility, to not only report, but to care in creating a safer environment for our voiceless, and Be That Change.
Baby is well, and mother is back to school.
Thank you for the belief and prayers. It is a difficult road, so without you and your support and prayers we will not be able to continue this journey.
It is about 11.00pm tonight and we were on a mission. The worried parents missed their daughter so much, that the father stated that he was without food ever since her daughter left home. We witnessed how the parents welcomed their daughter back with open arms as if nothing happened. We felt the stronger bond and much love in this family. Nothing is of importance anymore, the whole family prayed to have their daughter back and safe in the family.
This is our work, ensuring that lives are saved and families are in harmony. What a day, no matter how busy we were, this ending for today makes our work really worthwhile.
Much thanks to everyone involved in helping out with this case, and thank God for such a lovely ending.
The Little Angels has done it again. This time they donated $700.00 to the brave son whom we call The Hero for saving his mother from the horrific attack against her. As we have been following this tragic story, it reminds us of our daily acceptance of harmony life with our children and families. Our hero is still under trauma due to what he had witnessed, and SVSG is grateful that our Trauma Specialist from Queensland will be arriving soon to assist with counselling of the little boy as well as the family
We greatly appreciated the partnership with The Little Angels and we sincerely thank you for sharing your hearts with us.
Our children in the Campus were very excited to meet the one and only Ms Samoa Faafafine 2015, and had her danced her traditional Samoan siva for them was a bonus. Not everyday you see this, but we are very grateful to the SFA committee for considering our children.
Ms Auina brought along toys and a monetary donations of $600.00, as well as beautiful words of encouragement for our children.
We gladly thanked Ms Auina for her time and the donations as well as their committee, even though she had limited time in Samoa, but she actually made it. She emphasised the importance of dreaming big and keeping that smile.
From the Campus of Hope, we wish Ms Auina a very prosperous and successful journey throughout the year.
Rev Letaulau Pesaleli and Faletua accompanied their youth to say prayers together with our children last Sunday. It was exciting to see their youth bonding with our children, it looked as if they knew each other very well. This is God's will, bringing families together, helping each other, and loving everyone. This was what we saw during this fellowship. They sang, they danced, they cried, they exchanged stories, and they laughed together. Wow, what a fellowship.
Great thanks to Rev Letaulau and Faletua as well as the youth, for the kind donation of food, as well as $800.00.
Your presence in our Campus has an impact on our children, and we cannot thank you enough for the kind donations.
Faafetai Faafetai Faafetai lava
Greetings, The Upolu Malie Stake under the guidance of their Bishops, presented food for our children in the Campus of Hope. We are very grateful to see them helping in cleaning up our Campus, as we all understand, that Saturday is the only day of cleaning for themselves, but nevertheless, they prioritise our Campus first.
This on going partnership is a blessing for SVSG.
With this partnership it has also open other opportunities for SVSG's services.
We greatly appreciate this partnership, and very grateful to the Upolu Malie Stake for the kind donation, and the belief in our work.
Faafetai Faafetai Faafetai lava.
Greetings in the Name of the Lord, SVSG believes in the continuation of awareness on domestic violence. As our journey progresses towards the end of the year, a lot of new cases emerged from our small community on violence. Nowadays we encountered horrific cases of abuse which as a result, ended the lives of our people. We pray that the awareness will be able to reach our community as a whole so that our people will know that help is only a phone call away. Digicel and Bluesky have kindly offered a free line for our people to use during times of emergency, or even just to talk, counselling, needing help.
Mr Tafatoa Sam Fruean and Mr Eliota Fuimaono Sapolu have stepped up to lead this awareness.
Samoa, please keep safe, our journey for 2015 is nearly there.
As we continue our campaign against violence, it is sad that day by day we are faced with horrific results of abuse. SVSG is now working with the latest horrific case, and it is making us realise the dangers of a spur of the moment decisions.
We are aggressively working on the awareness of our Helpline No 8007874, and in printing brochures on how and where to get help. Very important, that we are just a phone call away.
SVSG fund raised to help her with her medicals. She is a widow with two young children.
Wishing her a speedy and painless recovery, and God Bless,
Tonight is a splendid and exciting evening with the team in Auckland. The Chairman, Afioga Taliaoa and Director Leva Schuster and their amazing team, hosted a fabulous and memorable Dinner of Hope 2015,
The Auckland team fundraised for Samoa in the hope that it will contribute to its administration budget. SVSG (Auckland ) raised $20,000 Samoan Tala tonight, and it was presented to me.
It is an honour being part of this, to see each and everyone here tonight as a blessing to our nation through whatever they do and give.
Great thanks to the organising team here in Auckland for a marvellous planning.
President of SVSG Samoa