A health and fitness programme that promotes a healthy lifestyle has been given a $5000 funding boost.
Federal Pacific Insurance has come forward to support the 1Touch Ministry and its health and fitness programmes.
The company’s General Manager, Namulauulu Sami Leota, told the Samoa Observer their company is supporting 1Touch Ministry due to the impact that it is having in the community.
“We have seen so many lives being transformed as a result of fitness programmes and activities by the 1Touch Ministry,” he said.
Namulauulu then took a walk down memory lane and talked of his own experience, highlighting why the work of 1Touch Ministry is important.
“I grew up in Samoa and I have seen so many friends and relatives suffer from different illnesses of non-communicable diseases, especially from high blood pressures and diabetes and it has taken so many lives of our loved ones. One major cause according to health experts is due to our diet and lack of exercise,” he said.
“The 1Touch Ministry is making a lot of progress in terms of awareness programmes on our health as well as paving the way to eating clean and eating the right food. Their programme has given people hopes of transforming their lives and change of lifestyles to everyday healthy living.”
Due to the impact that the programme is having locally, the insurance company even paid for its staff and families to participate.
Namulauulu said: “We want to encourage them to live a healthy life and to be fit and perform well at work. You know the saying healthy body leads to a healthy mind and a much happier life.”
A major component of the health and fitness programme is gym classes, which according to Namulauulu can be a good opportunity to network.
“I attend the tabata classes at J.P. gym every morning and I have made some good friends there, learn more about who they are and some have since become our insurance customers.”
He commended the proponents of 1Touch Ministry, saying it is not easy running such a programme.
“I have seen the sacrifices by Pastor Lenny and his team and it’s not easy to run the programme. Most are working on a voluntary basis but no doubt like anything else it needed financial support in order to survive. The money that we donate every year will hopefully assist in their course and F.P.I. will continue to give them support wherever we can.”
Director of 1Touch Ministry, Pastor Lenny Solomona, acknowledged the assistance by Namulauulu and his company.
“They have been one of our biggest supporters since we launched 1Touch Ministries back in 2014. They have not only shown interest throughout our programmes in their participation, but they have also invested financially into our vision in transforming lives. We are truly grateful for their ongoing investment,” he said.