A partnership based on love

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Wyong at the Samoa Victim Support Group Junior Walkathon.

Wyong at the Samoa Victim Support Group Junior Walkathon.

For six years now, the Wyong Christian Community School from New South Wales Australia has been fostering a parternship with the Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G.) to love and support the children. 

The children are none other than the young survivors of violence and sexual crimes under the care of S.V.S.G.

The partnership is based on mutual understanding, as both the Wyong and the S.V.S.G. share a strong foundation based on Christian values and beliefs, ingrained in the respective work of the two organisations.

For this year, Ian Liney has brought a different group of students to fellowship with the children at the Campus of Hope.  

“We have been praying for this trip and the Campus of Hope since planning for it last year,” Mr. Liney said. 

“And the love of God has been shining bright during the Wyong’s visit this year. 

LABOUR OF LOVE: President Lina and Principal Ian.
LABOUR OF LOVE: President Lina and Principal Ian.
LABOUR OF LOVE: President Lina and Principal Ian.
LABOUR OF LOVE: President Lina and Principal Ian.

From the children’s outing at the Liua le Vai o Sina at Faleaseela hosted by Olsen and Jane Vaafusuaga, to their participation during the S.V.S.G. Junior walkathon, to their visit at the Campus of Hope, it has been a partnership of love by the children, for the children.”

Culminating the visit at the Campus of Hope was a tour at the Skill Building Centre for child vendors located on campus and built with funding from the Wyong Christian Community School.  

It has been a Centre borne of the gifts from the students of Wyong, which will now see uneducated, underprivileged children being empowered with a skill for their livelihood.

S.V.S.G. President, Siliniu Lina Chang, is extremely grateful.

“There is always a genuine interest to reach out and to do more everytime Principal Ian and the students visited S.V.S.G.,” she said, acknowledging the partnership of love for the children, established with the Wyong Christian Community School.  

“Thank you so much Ian, the teachers, the parents and the students of Wyong for continuing to share the gift of love with the children under the care of S.V.S.G.”

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