Samuel Lafolua was born and bred in Mangere but his faasinomaga are with the villages of Utuali’i and Fa’ala, Palauli.
What led you to working at Healthy Families South Auckland?
I am very passionate about seeing our Pasifika families and communities thrive in this country. I believe that Healthy Families provides the opportunity to do this and create positive change by really understanding the root causes and working with our people to create solutions that I believe will work.
Who inspires you and why?
My parents. I guess like many Pasifika families, my parents sacrificed so much so that their kids could have better opportunities and a better life. We have been very fortunate because of my parents.
What is your current role?
Lead Systems Innovator.
What projects are you currently working on and what impact do they have on the community?
One Love and Child Health and Wellbeing projects.
What is one funny/quirky/interesting thing that no-one knows about you?
I cut my own hair.