New Zealand High Commission gives to S.V.S.G.

The New Zealand High Commission has come to the aid of the humanitarian organisation Samoa Victim Support Group and donated computer equipment.

The New Zealand High Commissioner to Samoa, Dr. Trevor Matheson, presented the computer equipment comprising external hard drive, keyboards, uninterruptible power supply [U.P.S.] units and printing equipment to the S.V.S.G. President Siliniu Lina Chang.

Upon the presentation of the donation, the New Zealand diplomat said the equipment would enable the organisation to function efficiently and continue the work that it is doing.

"I wanted to express my warm support and appreciation in what you do in Samoa to all the victims, to all the families, to the children for enhancing children's rights, [and[ human rights," he said. 

"We hope that this equipment is put to good use and that it helps you become more efficient in the way you manage all the work that you do. To do the reports, to do the accounting that's necessary to provide all the staff all the opportunity to have up to date information technology and to have the ability to print and do all the documentation that is required. It is our pleasure to be able to hand this gift across to you on this occasion today."

Thanking the New Zealand High Commissioner for the donation, Siliniu said the computer equipment will assist the SVSG with its work and it was good having the support of the High Commission. 

"It is a great honour and it is good to have you here. Thank you so much to the New Zealand High Commission for thinking and working together alongside us all this time.”

Siliniu explained that the donated equipment will put an end to the delays that they experience when preparing organisational reports. 

"We know that we have been struggling for the past few years but thank you so much for stepping in and helping us out,” she added. “With the work that we do here you have commented on it that we look at it as a community project. It is a great help, thank you so much.”

The computer equipment was valued at $24,623 tala and was purchased from Samoa Stationery and Books.

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