Milestone moment for child protection
September 2018 will go down in the history of the Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G.) as the day that sets a pathway, for a more collaborative working relationship with an important partner to S.V.S.G. and its child protection work.
It was when the focal government ministry for child protection work in Samoa, the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development, visited the Campus of Hope at Tuanaimato for the first time since S.V.S.G. was established in 2009.
Led by the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, Afamasaga Faauiga Mulitalo, she was accompanied by the management team.
The C.E.O. acknowledged with gratitude the existence of a safe place to support, to help and to care for the abused children of Samoa.
“Visiting the Campus enabled the Management of the Ministry and myself to appreciate the magnitude of S.V.S.G’s work, and now we are in a much better position to help out, despite the visit being long overdue,” she said.
To the children, Afamasaga appealed to them as a mother, reassuring them that their being at the Campus, is not their fault.
S.V.S.G. President Siliniu Lina Chang thanked C.E.O. Afamasaga and the management team of the Ministry for taking time out to visit the children at the Campus.
“S.V.S.G. has been looking forward to establishing this partnership with the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development for a long time now, and we are glad at the way things are now progressing for child protection work in Samoa,” she said.