LDS Charities goes to the aid of Afega Primary School

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) Charities has come to the aid of the Afega Primary and donated new tables, desks and chairs. 

The presentation of the new furniture to the school was held in the school hall Wednesday and witnessed by the school management including school principal Lesuea Sa’u Toleafoa and representatives of the LDS Charities. 

LDS Charities representative, Elder Scott Cameron, spoke of the importance of education for the children and highlighted their hope that the gesture will create a better learning environment for the students.

“Education is very important for any individual especially children because education can assist a child with choose a pathway in life.

“We have presented assistance comprised of eight long tables, 20 chairs, 20 desks and five primary tables and this was due to a request submitted for support through school equipment.

“We advise all students that education is the key to a successful future and we hope that with the assistance we have provided it will enable a better learning environment for the students of Afega,” he said.

Elder Cameron also added that the purpose of their work is offer assistance and support to those in need.

“Our work revolves around following Jesus’s footsteps by helping others despite who they are, if they are in need then we shall try our best to help,” he said.

Lesuea, when accepting the furniture on behalf of the school, thanked LDS Charities for the donation and said students had to sit on the floor due to the lack of chairs. 

“We express our sincere and heartfelt gratitude towards the LDS Charities for their heart to lend a helping hand for those in need.

“One of our main faced by our school face is the lack of chairs and desks for students which lead to students having to sit on the cemented floors in order to attend class.

“It was this reason why we approached LDS Charities for help and submitted a proposal but all the glory be to God for answering our prayer through their organization accepting our plead,” she said. 

She also added that the help will help greatly benefit some of their students but they still need more chairs and desks.

“In all honesty this will still not solve altogether our greater need for more desks and chairs but it does not take away heart full of thanksgiving.”


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