The National Health Services (N.H.S.) has again achieved another milestone academically.
It happened when the University of the South Pacific awarded Salamasina Talileleia Tofa, an N.H.S. Social Worker, with a gold medal and the Signz Plus Company Ltd Prize for the Most Outstanding Graduate with a Major in Social Work.
Salamasina was among 48 medal and prizewinners in a graduating class of 1,600 in Suva, Fiji.
This is a major achievement for Samoa.
Salamasina, 21, is the third daughter of Unasa Faaeetia and Liutofaga Tofa. She hails from the village of Vaimea.
National Health Services had employed her as a Social Worker under the Other Allied Health and Support Services Division in January 2017.
With only three months working experience, she has risen and embraced the challenges faced on a daily basis.
Her aim is to make a difference in lives of people of Samoa by helping and guiding them in finding solutions to their problems as well as assist where necessary and possible.
She also wants to create awareness for the general public in understanding the roles of a Social Worker in Samoa. She has an open door policy for those in need of consultations as well as those interested in the field of Social Work.