Building the capacity of trainers
Trainers from around Samoa have completed a five-day Facilitators Training course at the Samoa Family Health Association (SFHA) Headquarters in Moto’otua.
A partnership initiated with Family Planning New South Wales (FP NSW), participants included staff and volunteers from Ministry of Women Community and Social Development, Red Cross, NOLA, Ministry of Police, Samoa Fa’afafine Association and SFHA.
Australian High Commissioner, Sara Moriarty, officiated at the closing with SFHA Executive Director, Lealaiauloto Liai Siitia.
“The aim of this training is to build the capacity of facilitators on facilitation skills and strategies to train staff of SFHA and that of their partners engaged in community outreach programs,” Lealaiauloto said.
“The training will also equip the facilitators with innovative skills for effective delivery of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights education and awareness programs in the community.”
Ms. Moriarty presented certificates to the trainees and congratulated the participants on upskilling themselves to deliver valuable Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights programs to the community.
“It is very encouraging to see a dedicated partnership such as this between SFHA and Family Planning NSW, which is aimed at supporting the needs of the community through the delivery of valuable learning opportunities,” Ms. Moriarty said.
“Australia is proud to support SFHA initiatives through its bilateral program. As highlighted during the visit by former Minister, Julie Bishop, last year, we have committed AUD1 million over four-years to assist Samoa in improving its Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights outcomes and capacity building,”
“Australia has a longstanding and enduring commitment to Samoa. Our relationship will endure because we are reliable partners, we are trusted friends and we are family,” Ms Moriarty concluded.