She merely heard about Samoa Victim Support Group from a good friend, but it was enough to get Carolyn Rogers to fly 20 hours from Abu Dhabi of the United Arab Emirates, to Samoa to volunteer at the School of Hope.
Carolyn is a New Zealander, a qualified primary school teacher who currently teaches at the Amity International School, a private school 1 hour away from Dubai. She heard about SVSG through her friend Kathy Basire, a criminal lawyer from Christchurch who spent some times in 2017 volunteering for SVSG.
According to Carolyn when she first inquired for a volunteer opportunity earlier in February, “Kathy speaks very highly of the work you are doing and I would really love to come and be a part of it in my summer break.”
And keeping her promise, Carolyn arrived late July and has been volunteering at the School of Hope until late August. It is such a pleasure working with Carolyn. Her teaching and caregiver experience were so obvious in how she dealt with the children at the school. She not only fits in well with the environment, but the children are drawn to her.
Thank you so much Carolyn for sacrificing your summer break to help out the children survivors of violence and sexual abuse cared for at the Campus of Hope. There is no doubt that you volunteered out of love.
President of SVSG Samoa