Youth Encouraged to Stay Under the Light and Away from Violent Behaviour

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Members of the CCCS Youth Group of Siutu Palauli and the elderly members of the congregation celebrated the handover of 21 solar lights with an ava ceremony for Samoa Victim Support Group.

Reverend Talosaga Hitila receives lights from Siliniu Lina Chang.

Reverend Talosaga Hitila of the CCCS Siutu received the equipment on behalf of the Youth Group.

In his spiritual reference, Rev. Talosaga thanked the Project through the SVSG President for the solar lights that would not only light up the fields, but most importantly, encourage the youth to always stay under the light of God instead of being engaged in violent acts.

As SVSG continues to implement community prevention, economic empowerment and advocacy activities as part of the government’s project to eliminate violence against women and girls, we have established families with villages and churches along the way.

Valued at $4,994.00 the lights would add value to the Sports Field while providing a safe gathering space for the Siutu Youth. As the field lights up, the Youth Group can now hire the Sports Field to other neighbouring youths and sports bodies for a certain fee, to maintain the facilities while earning an income for the Youth Group and its activities.

BBQ and other food stalls are potential income generating activities that can be operated at the Sports Field during sporting events.

The income generation aspect of the Siutu youth project is the poverty alleviation linkage to SVSG and the government’s efforts to eliminate violence against women and girls.

As SVSG continues to implement community prevention, economic empowerment and advocacy activities as part of the government’s project to eliminate violence against women and girls, we have established families with villages and churches along the way.

“The support of leaders at the community level is important in sustaining the progress of programs targeting violence against women and girls in Samoa. As such, SVSG acknowledges the support from its Village Representatives at Siutu for coordinating the handover celebration.” Siliniu Lina Chan.

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