Tonga

VSA has had a programme in the Kingdom of Tonga since 1965. Our volunteers have worked in education, health, economic development and agriculture. We completed our education work in 2005. In 2012 VSA started to place volunteers in assignments with a focus on economic development.
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Stunning coastline in Tonga.

Stunning coastline in Tonga.

"I love doing my regular swim session along the edge of a coral reef full of fish, running along the water front, doing nothing on Sundays but just chillin’ on a tropical beach, and the watermelon and coconut juice (I don’t know what I’ll do without a fridge full of coconuts when I leave!)" Fiona is volunteering in Tonga.

"I love doing my regular swim session along the edge of a coral reef full of fish, running along the water front, doing nothing on Sundays but just chillin’ on a tropical beach, and the watermelon and coconut juice (I don’t know what I’ll do without a fridge full of coconuts when I leave!)" Fiona is volunteering in Tonga.

Vava‘u presents colourful Agricultural Show | Matangi Tonga

Vava‘u presents colourful Agricultural Show | Matangi Tonga

Arriving in Tonga - Vava-u airport

Arriving in Tonga - Vava-u airport

Making women count http://vsa.org.nz/blog/volunteer-stories/making-women-count/women-and-livelihoods-unleashing-the-power-of-women/

Making women count http://vsa.org.nz/blog/volunteer-stories/making-women-count/women-and-livelihoods-unleashing-the-power-of-women/

Malao e lelei!

Malao e lelei!

"Poli, my Tongan language and culture teacher, kindly invited me to her home on Sunday to attend church and stay for lunch. I was honoured to have been invited." Steve has started blogging from Tonga.

"Poli, my Tongan language and culture teacher, kindly invited me to her home on Sunday to attend church and stay for lunch. I was honoured to have been invited." Steve has started blogging from Tonga.

Lesley's volunteering in Tonga

Lesley's volunteering in Tonga

Fiona volunteered in Tonga

Fiona volunteered in Tonga


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Making women count http://vsa.org.nz/blog/volunteer-stories/making-women-count/women-and-livelihoods-unleashing-the-power-of-women/

Making women count http://vsa.org.nz/blog/volunteer-stories/making-women-count/women-and-livelihoods-unleashing-the-power-of-women/

Stunning coastline in Tonga.

Stunning coastline in Tonga.

UniVol Dunstan Brooke-Miller with his neighbour Jason Reddy, taken by fellow UniVol Paige Marshall. “That particular day was very hot so we were on our way to the wharf for a swim in the afternoon, after work."

UniVol Dunstan Brooke-Miller with his neighbour Jason Reddy, taken by fellow UniVol Paige Marshall. “That particular day was very hot so we were on our way to the wharf for a swim in the afternoon, after work."

Time to kayak together - after 32 years of marriage and with five grown children, a VSA assignment in Tonga was a whole new chapter for Alan and Maureen.

Time to kayak together - after 32 years of marriage and with five grown children, a VSA assignment in Tonga was a whole new chapter for Alan and Maureen.

Mosi Gallery manager and Aki assistant in the made-over Langafonua gallery, Nuku'alofa.

Mosi Gallery manager and Aki assistant in the made-over Langafonua gallery, Nuku'alofa.

Tongan beach at sunset (photo by VSA volunteer Elizabeth Rine)

Tongan beach at sunset (photo by VSA volunteer Elizabeth Rine)

Arriving in Tonga - Vava-u airport

Arriving in Tonga - Vava-u airport

Greetings from Tonga

Greetings from Tonga

UniVol Polly biking between islands in the Haapai island group, Tonga.

UniVol Polly biking between islands in the Haapai island group, Tonga.

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