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Tonga Skills welcomes a new Skills Planning Coordinator

Mrs Kepreen Ve’etutu was recruited and assumed duty on 26 February as the new Skills Planning Coordinator for the Tonga Skills Tongatapu Office. Mrs Ve’etutu was the former EU Women Project Coordinator for Tonga over the past 3 years and is now joining Tonga Skills upon completion of this project.

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Planning steps to assist national recovery response to Cyclone Gita

Tonga Skills continues its special dialogue with local partners on post-Gita recovery efforts. This morning, Monday 26 February, the Tonga Skills team met with the CEO of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFFF), to plan practical next steps that will assist the national recovery response after Tropical

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From trainee to trainer

Mr. Sateki Tongi was one of the first participants in a series of Pearl Carving Training coordinated and funded by Tonga Skills across Tongatapu. Sateki was able to develop his carving skills to meet the strong domestic and tourist demand. He was inspired by the clear link of the training

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Seed Saving Training in Vava’u

In the continued collaboration between Tonga Skills and the Ministry of Agriculture Food Forestry and Fisheries (MAFFF), phase two of Seed Saving training was mobilized in three outer islands of Vava’u. Sixty people from the three outer islands of Hunga, Noapapu and Falevai were trained in a hands-on seed saving

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PREMIERE OF ‘WOMEN OF TONGA’

Tonga Skills supported the Nukualofa Urban Development Sector Project (NUDSP) in the premiere of the first three of a series of 12 Women of Tonga short films. The screening took place on Friday 1st December to an audience that included the Australian High Commissioner to Tonga, HE Mr Andrew Ford,

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Disability Week in Tonga

Tonga Skills, a member of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Disability Taskforce, enthusiastically participated in the preparation and events to mark Disability Week 2017 and International Day of Disabled Persons (Sunday 3 December). On Saturday 2 December, MIA hosted a disability awareness event on the theme “Transformation towards a resilient

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Business coaching for 10 entrepreneurial champions in Tonga

Tonga Skills, in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce Consumer Trade Innovation and Labour (MCCTIL), supports this skills development activity that provides business coaching in entrepreneurial skills to 10 champions identified from the recent “Business Start-Up Training” that was implemented by MCCTIL. These champions have established their own small businesses

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Dr. ‘Uhila moe Langi Fasi, Tonga Skills Team Leader, attended the Prayer Service at the Free Church of Tonga on Sunday 26th November, to show Tonga Skills’ support to the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence. The service was attended by leaders of various anti-violence against women groups including

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