When Leilua was younger and came to the Samoa Victim Support Group's campus of Hope, she found herself in a buddy program. A program that was designed to bring back confidence to victims of child abuse.
Now that Leilua has grown up, she wants to pay it forward and help other victims of child abuse find inner peace. She wants to empower them and give them back their voice. In 1 year at least 60 trained buddies will be paired with at least 60 children, to have weekly meetings, field trips and workshops like 'SHINE' in which Leilua uses her own story to help the other children bolster their confidence.