‘It takes a village to raise a child’

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Executive members and volunteers of the S.V.S.G. Juniors.

Executive members and volunteers of the S.V.S.G. Juniors.

Executive members and volunteers of the S.V.S.G. Juniors, the youth sub-group of Samoa Victim Support Group, are fronting an outreach programme, highlighting the important role played by each communities within a village, in raising a child.  

On the theme ‘It takes a village to raise a child’, the outreach programme kick started at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints at Sataoa.  

The programme appeals to all sectors of a community from the village council, the churches, the women’s committee, the untitled men and ladies groups and the families, in a communi

Executive members and volunteers of the S.V.S.G. Juniors, the youth sub-group of Samoa Victim Support Group, are fronting an outreach programme, highlighting the important role played by each communities within a village, in raising a child.  

On the theme ‘It takes a village to raise a child’, the outreach programme kick started at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints at Sataoa.  

The programme appeals to all sectors of a community from the village council, the churches, the women’s committee, the untitled men and ladies groups and the families, in a community effort to raise a child to a strong and successful adult.

Being young advocates of violence free families, the S.V.S.G Junior members knew exactly what shapes a child, having progressed from being children themselves.  

They likened the children to ‘photographers’, capturing everything that goes around their environment, both the good and the bad.

Bullying, violence, alcohol and drug abuse, were some of the issues focused on during the community outreach.  

The S.V.S.G Junior members believe that a break down in the ‘family’ environment gives rise to these pressing issues, but that is when the other sectors of the community comes in to fill the gap.  

According to S.V.S.G Junior President Carmenita Solaese, “if the whole village plays their role in supporting and raising a child, no doubt, this child will rise up as a strong leader and a successful adult that the village community can be proud of.”

S.V.S.G President Siliniu Lina Chang accompanied the youth to its outreach programme.  

She acknowledged the initiative to address family violence through child rearing as a combined responsibility of the village community.  

“Thank you to Bishop Tai Ng Wun and the congregation at the L.D.S Church Sataoa for being the first community to be sensitized on the project,” said Siliniu.

 

ty effort to raise a child to a strong and successful adult.

Being young advocates of violence free families, the S.V.S.G Junior members knew exactly what shapes a child, having progressed from being children themselves.  

They likened the children to ‘photographers’, capturing everything that goes around their environment, both the good and the bad.

Bullying, violence, alcohol and drug abuse, were some of the issues focused on during the community outreach.  

The S.V.S.G Junior members believe that a break down in the ‘family’ environment gives rise to these pressing issues, but that is when the other sectors of the community comes in to fill the gap.  

According to S.V.S.G Junior President Carmenita Solaese, “if the whole village plays their role in supporting and raising a child, no doubt, this child will rise up as a strong leader and a successful adult that the village community can be proud of.”

S.V.S.G President Siliniu Lina Chang accompanied the youth to its outreach programme.  

She acknowledged the initiative to address family violence through child rearing as a combined responsibility of the village community.  

“Thank you to Bishop Tai Ng Wun and the congregation at the L.D.S Church Sataoa for being the first community to be sensitized on the project,” said Siliniu.

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