Regulator a role model to survivors at S.V.S.G.

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REGULATOR AND ROLE MODEL: Lefaoali’i Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti.

REGULATOR AND ROLE MODEL: Lefaoali’i Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti. (Photo: Samoa Observer)

Lefaoali’i Unutoa Auelua-Fonoti is not just a Regulator.

In the eyes of the survivors of sexual crimes who are seeking refuge at the Campus of Hope, she is a role model.

Lefaoali’i volunteers every Thursday at 5.30pm to tutor the girls on Mathematics.

In doing so, she takes her time out from her busy schedule to share her knowledge with the girls.

One of the older girls who attends the Maths class is humbled and proud. 

 “Where we come from, we don’t really matter,” she said. 

“However, looking up at Lefaoali’i, a person of her caliber, a Regulator and an academic, making time to teach us Maths, means a lot.”

Immediately, Lefaoali’i has become one of the role models to the older girls, the survivors of violence and sexual abuse cared for at the Campus of Hope.

One only has to look at Lefaoali’is academic and professional achievements, to be amazed by her modesty to reach out and empower the older girls at the shelter through continuing education.  

Lefaoali’i is an Engineer by profession and she holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia and a Masters of Engineering (Engineering Management) from the University of Southern Queensland, Brisbane Australia.

To the older girls at the shelter who are being taught Maths lessons by the Regulator herself, Lefaoali’i is simply a role model.

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