No child whether young, old or new born deserves to die at the hands of the parents due to negligence, pride or poverty. All children are a gift from God. They fulfill God’s purpose for the growth of His Kingdom here on earth. They have the right to life.
Sadly, the incidences of abandoned babies in Samoa of late, remind us that all is not well in our beautiful slice of paradise. Who to blame and what causes these catastrophies are not ours to ask.
As a child protection agency, SVSG is more concerned with how can we save another child from being abandoned?; how else we can help the mothers in such situations?
Samoa Victim Support Group is appealing to all our mothers in these situations to please, know that help is just a phone call away. The 24 hour free help line number is 800-7874 and it is confidential. Having the courage to reach out for help will not only save yourself, but most importantly, that gift of a child.
Earlier this year, we were greeted one morning by a bundle of joy being left outside our office door. We never asked who of what. We knew that whatever the situation may be, a child has been saved. He is now a healthy child at the House of Blessings nursery at the Campus of Hope.
The SVSG President Siliniu Lina Chang is therefore calling on our mothers that “before you made a decision to take a life into your own hands, know that you are not alone. At SVSG, we are your family, and we are just a phone call away.”
All children are a gift from God and as such, they have the right to life like you and I.