Minister for Youth and Sports Mr Viliame Naupoto today launched the Good Samaritan Youth Foundation at the Civic Centre in Suva.
The Good Samaritan Youth Foundation is a Non Government Organisation established by Mr and Mrs Albert Wong to assist needy youth and women in the community.
During the launch Mr Naupoto highlighted the importance of helping youths to build their capacity as positive contributors to nation building.
“The Good Samaritan Youth Foundation or any other Foundation doing similar work, helps to mould life. It’s really life that we are trying to help nurture to shape and to help,” Mr Naupoto said.
“It is sad nowadays to see that this precious thing called life goes to waste when it is not moulded properly, when it is not shaped or taught properly. Life is a precious thing and we should not allow it to go to waste,” he added.
Founder of the Foundation Mr Wong said the launch signals the beginning of a new era in social work.
“It is a beginning of a new chapter in our social work. It gives us a platform to launch out into the deep and implement the vision that God has laid in our hearts,” Mr. Wong said.
Mr Wong said young minds are full of potential and can create good future leaders through constructive guidance and governance.
Mr Naupoto also launched the Foundation’s new website donated by Web Media Company.
Web Media managing director Mr Steve Reid said the donation was an opportunity for the organisation to contribute towards their social accountability and responsibility.