The Chair of the SVSG Board, Mrs. Georgina Lui was at the Campus of Hope to welcome members of The Alofa Charitable Trust (T.A.C.T) from New Zealand during their visit today.
There were two parts to the visit; firstly was to see the children at the Campus and to present a donation of $1,000 with ice cream for the children. Secondly, was to meet for the first time the three child vendors now returned to school following the SVSG’s Buddy-up Program with child vendors earlier this year. T.A.C.T has been sponsoring school fees and uniforms for these three children since Term 1 to date.
The visiting T.A.C.T was led by Levaoatuamaaana Aati-Schuster, a former director of the SVSG (Auckland) now serving the Samoan community in Auckland as a registered Social Service Charitable Trust in New Zealand.
Speaking on behalf of SVSG, Georgina Lui commended the T.A.C.T for continuing to support the work of SVSG. “I know that you have renamed yourself to the Alofa Charitable Trust but its really good to know that you still have the heart of SVSG with you, and you still want to affiliate with us, and so we are very grateful for that.”
For some members of the T.A.C.T, the visit was their first time at the Campus of Hope and they were amazed by the love of God emanating from just being there.
T.A.C.T will now return to New Zealand knowing that their Group had contributed in putting back to school three of the hundreds of children working on the streets as child vendors. It is all about loving our people.