She heard, she sacrificed, she shaved, and today, she was here to witness for herself the work that benefited from her beautiful black hair. Yes, our hero is none other than Sandra Falesita from the SVSG (Sydney) sub group, who took a courageous act in 2015 and shaved her hair in a fundraising drive for the babies cared for at the SVSG Nursery Shelter.
Be the Change, Rescue + Restore, Advocate, Voice 4 Voiceless, Enable + Empower
This was what the heroic act by Sandra Falesita represented - B.R.A.V.E – and the proceeds from her B.R.A.V.E shave came at the time when SVSG was struggling financially to keep its doors open to receive our people in need.
So it was a privileged for the SVSG team to meet our hero in person during an emotional gathering of the staff, volunteers, SVSG President and Sandra at the SVSG main office in Apia.
A person of a few words, Sandra’s acknowledgement was brief, but to the point. “I came here to thank all of you for looking after our people, our children. Let us all thank God.”
President Siliniu Lina Chang congratulated Sandra for her bravery, and for keeping her promise to one day visited us here in Samoa.
President of SVSG Samoa