Stories from Tonga

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Tonga.

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Cambodia water project

Around the globe, Peace Corps Volunteers work with local counterparts to design and implement safe, affordable and sustainable water and sanitation projects.

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Tonga Group 77 welcomes Group 78 (Sept. 2013)

Peace Corps/Tonga is now producing a series of short videos which tell who we are and what we do. 

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Since 2015, a team of Tonga Volunteers has been collaborating with Tongan agencies, artists, writers, and editors to create an innovative series of print materials for use by students, teachers, and other stakeholders like parents. Examples include:
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Putting the tank in place
At a time when changing weather patterns have brought drought conditions to island nation Tonga, a growing number of Peace Corps Volunteers are doing special projects to upgrade the water catchment systems their schools and communities rely on.
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Bilingual anti-rubbish sign
Group 80 Volunteer Alex is helping leaders and youth in his Vava’u village to develop a new and improved waste management system for their community.
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Participants in SolarSPELL training in Tonga
On December 12, 2016, 17 Tonga Volunteers received introductory training in the use of an innovative technology they will pilot in their schools and communities in the 2017 school year.
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Volunteer Haley provides some TLC
A team of PC/Tonga Volunteers has begun working with the Inclusive Education (IE) Unit of the Ministry of Education and Training, to support the Ministry’s efforts to better serve children with special learning needs who are enrolled in mainstream schools.
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Girls just like to have -- LOTS of fun!
In 2016, Volunteers launched an after-school, inter-school basketball league in six primary schools on the main island of Tongatapu.
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Burial mounds at Lapaha
On International Volunteer Day (December 5, 2016), a team of Volunteers and staff from PC/Tonga visited an archeological site in the village of Lapaha on the main island of Tongatapu.
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View from MST80 site
Volunteer Group 80 descended on Tongatapu for a three-day Mid-Service Training on December 6, 7, and 8, 2016.
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