The Bank of the South Pacific has done it again. Today at the Campus of Hope at Tuanaimato, the B.S.P General Manager Taitu’uga Maryann Lameko-Vaai handed over an extension to the kitchen facility project to the Chair of the SVSG Board, Georgina Lui. The Management Team from the B.S.P accompanied the the General Manager to witness this event.
“Every year we try to identify what we can contribute to the Samoa Victim Support especially to our Campus here at Tuanaimato. Two years ago, we came and build a kitchen to assist with the works of Samoa Victim. This year we came to revisit to see how else we can support the Campus further. So this morning, we are very happy to be in a position to provide the much needed extension to the kitchen”, said Taitu’uga.
The project included putting a roof over the rear side of the building which provides the much needed shelter for the extended kitchen area and building cupboards for the children’s cutleries. With the unusual rain days lately, the project is very welcoming. The project cost ST10,000 . The Marketing & Sales Team donated food and other supplies which were also presented today.
“On behalf of the B.S.P, I’m very proud to hand over this Project to the Chair of the SVSG Board, Georgina Lui. We hope that this extension will continue to provide support to the activities of SVSG. We pray for God’s blessings on the children and all the residence of the Campus of Hope,” said Taituuga.
Mrs. Georgina Lui acknowledged the continuous support from the B.S.P. “On behalf of Siliniu Lina Chang, the SVSG President and the children of hope, thank you Taitu’uga Maryann Lameko-Vaai and your wonderful team at B.S.P for providing the funds for this project,” said Georgina.
Part of SVSG’s mandate is to provide shelter for the abused children; some children are sheltered longer than the others. As such, operating a shelter for the children is not an easy task, but with the support from the community as per the B.S.P’s community projects, SVSG’s work is made easier. According to Georgina, “it is our responsibility to make sure that while the children are under SVSG’s care, they are cared for properly and in a safe environment.”