The children and grandchildren of the Pupualii Family of Vaoala represented their parents to say ‘Thank you’ to Samoa Victim Support Group, for looking after the abused children at its Campus of Hope shelter facility. According to one of the children, “we have travelled from New Zealand, Australia, America to spend time together as a Family, and our own children have been looking forward to this visit.”
The scheduled visit to the Campus formed part of the Pupualii Family Reunion 2019. However, the measles outbreak called for a detour of the visit to the SVSG office in Apia. And despite the disappointment in not being able to spend time with the children at the Campus, the young descendants of the Pupualii Family were all smiles as they marched towards the office, each bearing grocery bags for the children of hope.
What a beautiful gesture; and how marvelous it is to be part of a growing family; sharing in the love of God.
According to Lefau Pupualii, the visit and donation for the children of hope is their Family’s way of giving back to the community. “We have seen our children growing up healthy and in a safe environment, and we are blessed. As such, we wish to give back to the community through the children of hope.” “Thank you so much to the Samoa Victim Support Group for all the work you are doing not only for our children at the Campus, but also for the whole of community.”
SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang thanked the Pupualii Family on behalf of the Group. “It is through your kindness towards our people, and your belief in our ability to help them, that is making a difference in the work we do. We want our people to love each other as family because at SVSG, we are Family.”