Helping hand for Fa’ataua le Ola

By Ilia L. Likou ,

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Origin Energy representatives and members of the Fa’ataua o le Ola during the presentation yesterday.

Origin Energy representatives and members of the Fa’ataua o le Ola during the presentation yesterday.

Samoa’s leading supplier of gas, Origin Energy at Sogi, donated $500 to the Fa’ataua Le Ola yesterday.

Savea Iosua Leleisi’uao of Origin Energy said the donation was their way of assisting the organisation with whatever plans they had for the future.

“To Origin Energy, this is part of giving back to the community and organisation like your one and it’s a great feeling when working knowing that you also lend a helping hand to those who need your help,” Savea said.

“We also want to thank our customers and partners for working together with us this year because we are in the festive season to welcome the birth of Jesus Christ.”

F.L.O’s Director, Papali’i Caroline Paul-Ah Chong accepted the donation.

“Thank you so much to your company for having the heart of helping us out in what we do,” she said.

“We are grateful with the help and God bless.”

Papali’i also thanked Origin Energy for providing everything for their sausage sizzles.

She said everything they’ve provided would make everything much easier for them on the work they’re trying to deliver.

Faataua Le Ola is all about saving lives and it deals specifically with suicide awareness and prevention and focuses on issues that may bring a person to a point where they do not consider their life worth living.  

Its logo depicts the words: “Tino / Mafaufau / Agaga – Body / Mind / Spirit” which is the essence of and the three components that drive a human being.

F.L.O. offers a face to face counselling service at its office premises located at the ground floor of the John Williams building, Tamaligi. 

It also offers a 24 hour/7 days a week toll free phone counselling service, Samoa Lifeline 800-5433. 

F.L.O. also conducts “post vention” (counselling) visits to families of victims of attempted and completed suicides.

They work with the Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Police, Ministry of Justice, Red Cross Society, Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment, in areas and projects relevant to its work as the leading N.G.O. for Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

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