The SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang was invited to present during the Catholic Youth Conference over the week. The specific focus of the presentation was on the Campus of Hope, home to the children survivors of violence and sexual abuse; and on the Nofotane Project to address the gender equality issues faced by the nofotane women.
It was an opportunity for the Catholic youth to learn about the SVSG’s work in general, while elaborating on the specific areas as requested.
Held at the Don Bosco School Alafua, President Siliniu talked about the empowerment of nofotane women so that they in turn, can contribute to their family’s daily needs. There have been significant success stories since the Nofotane Project and this was reflected on the role young people play in encouraging their mothers and in future, their own wives in making the home a safer and loving environment.
Speaking from the heart a little more with the Campus of Hope, the devastating effects of sexual and violent crimes, as impacted on the lives of the children sheltered at the Campus of Hope can be prevented when young people choose to make God as the center of a their lives. Seeking wise counsel from elders and staying clear of bad company can mean a productive and promising future.
Thank you very much to the Samoa Catholic Youth for the $200 donation and to the Catholic Youth New Zealand for donating $300 towards the work of SVSG.
President of SVSG Samoa