Graduates from Australian-funded training programme take their wares to market

A group of 15 men and women who took part in an Australian funded training programme have put their wares on the market.

They attended a workshop run by the Women’s Economic Empowerment Foundation on running a small businesses with new skills learned like tapa and textile printing.

The workshop was held in Kolonga and was intended to help people on the eastern district develop skills to earn a living.

It was funded by Tonga Skills, an Australian programme aimed at developing inclusive business opportunities.

Last week participants from the workshop sold their products at a Women in Sustainable Enterprises market in Nuku’alofa.

Participants sold t-shirts, tupenu, shirts, curtains, pillow cases and tapa cloth they had printed.

The workshop was run by Tevita Pola’apau.

Earlier this year Tonga Skills was involved in the development of a new plumbing training program at the Tonga Institute of Science and Technology.

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