Australian Volunteers urged to learn Tongan culture and history

Four Australian Volunteers arrived in Tonga last week had been urged to learn more about Tongan culture and history.

The volunteers will work at some of the government’s public services including Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Justice, Tonga Netball Association and Ministry of Revenue and Customs for six to twelve months.

They were part of the  Australian Volunteers  International Development (AVID) program, an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which provides an opportunity for Australians to contribute to the development of Tonga.

The volunteers met with the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Andrew Ford.

“I’m delighted to welcome these exemplary Australians to Tonga,” HE Andrew Ford said. “I also strongly encourage them to make the most of the opportunity to learn more about the culture and history of one of our closest neighbours.”

The volunteers were taking induction program before commencing their assignments later this month.

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  1. Naʻe tūʻuta hake ki Tonga ʻi he uike kuo ʻosí ha kau ngāue vōlenitia ʻe toko fā mei ʻAositelēlia pea kuo ʻoatu ʻa e ui kiate kinautolu ke nau ako ke lahi ange ʻa e ʻulungāanga fakafonua ʻa Tongá pehē ki he hono hisitōliá.

    ʻE ngāue ʻa e kau vōlenitiá ni foki ʻi he ngaahi sēvesi ʻa e puleʻangá maʻa e kakaí ʻo kau ai ʻa e Potungāue Ngoue, Vaotātā mo e Touta, Potungāue ki he Fakamaauʻangá, ʻAosieisini Netipolo ʻa Tongá pehē ki he Potungāue Tānaki Paʻanga Fakalotofonuá mo e Kasitomú.

    Ko e konga kinautolu ʻo e polokalama ʻa ʻAositelēlia ʻoku ʻiloa ko e Australian Volunteers International Development (AVID) ʻa ia ʻoku fakapaʻanga ʻe he Potungāue ki Muli mo Fefakatauʻaki ʻa ʻAositelēliá pe ʻo fakataumuʻa ke fakafaingamālieʻi ha tokoni mei ai ki he fakalakalaka ʻa Tongá.

    Ne nau feʻiloaki foki mo e Talafekau Lahi ʻa ʻAositelēlia ki Tongá Andrew Ford peá ne pehē fakalotolahiʻi kinautolu ʻe Ford ke nau ako ke lahi ange ki he hisitōlia mo e angafakafonua ʻo e ʻOtu Angaʻofá.

    Te nau kamata fakahokofatongia he fakaʻosinga ʻo e māhina ní hili haʻanau ako fakataukei ʻoku lolotonga fakahoko.

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