It has been a blessed week for the children survivors of violence and neglect cared for at the Campus of Hope shelter facility.
This is through local and international supporters of Samoa Victim Support Group (S.V.S.G.) who visited, fellowshipped and treated the children for White Sunday.
Christina Swan and family from Sydney Australia who later shared on the life changing experience after visiting the Campus.
According to Christina “One of the most humbling and touching experiences of my life, visiting the House of Hope orphanage ……. I don't even really have to words to express how I'm feeling … I know for sure the time they gave me has changed my perception on the importance of time I share and give away, their cuddles have changed my perception on what a small gesture can do for another. And their eyes those curious, bright, hold me, hug me, love me eyes they have changed my life!”
“Thank you so much Christina and family for the time spent with the children, they loved it and appreciated it. Thank you also for the gifts you brought for the children.” Siliniu Lina Chang
The highlight was the beauty session with Peata and the team from Peata’s Salon, who treated all the children to a new hair style. It took hours for the team as they groomed the children according to the style that suits them.
To Peata and the team, the cost to them in terms of the clients forgone during this busy time while treating the children at the Campus, did not matter. Most importantly to them was the smile they put on the children’s faces, as they happily showed their new hair style to each other.
It was just simply amazing just to watch the transformation and the smiles on the children’s faces.
“Thank you so much Peata for this kind gesture, you surely gave the children a beautiful treat this White Sunday,” S.V.S.G. President, Siliniu Lina Chang.
Finally, we had Mika and Agnes Mika with their young family from New Zealand. Mr. Mika encouraged the children never to give up hope as he shared on his family life, struggling to make ends meet, but they never gave up. Miscellaneous food supplies were donated by the Mika family for the children. “Thank you Mika and Agnes for stopping by to visit the children, and encouraging them through sharing your own story.”
The children of Hope wish all the children of Samoa a blessed White Sunday.