A.D.R.A. recognised for community work

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THANKING STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS:  CEO Suluimalo Amataga Penaia of MNRE presenting the award to the Habitat Build Project Manager, ADRA Samoa Tuioti Sakaria Taituave and Solialofioaana Sauvao and Siaosi Solofa for relief and development assistance.

THANKING STAKEHOLDERS AND PARTNERS: CEO Suluimalo Amataga Penaia of MNRE presenting the award to the Habitat Build Project Manager, ADRA Samoa Tuioti Sakaria Taituave and Solialofioaana Sauvao and Siaosi Solofa for relief and development assistance. (Photo: Misiona Simo)

Adventist Development and Relief Agency Samoa (ADRA) was one of the three groups that were recognised by the Ministry of MNRE for their work in the community during the award ceremony of the Environment Week.

They are a global humanitarian organisation of the Seventh Day-Adventist Church.

The ministry awarded them because they deliver relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries.

By partnering with communities, organisations and governments they are able to improve the quality of life of millions through areas.

Their mission is to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

Managing Director of A.D.R.A, Su’a Julia Wallwork she said they is honoured to receive the award.

“We acknowledge the leadership of our government also the M.N.R.E. and D.M.O. for the support that they provide which has encouraged us to continue with our Community Disaster Climate Risk Management Programme’s continuous training,” she said.

“It is developing better awareness and understanding and also providing opportunities for regular practice and strengthening the ability and capacity for saving lives.

“We also focus on the preparation of our communities and our people to prepare and respond to natural disasters.”

And Su’a also gave credit to her team and the staff at A.D.R.A. Samoa.

“A.D.R.A. wouldn’t be able to receive this award if it wasn’t for the hard work by my team and staff and so all credits goes to them.”

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