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'Ako-thon' for Tonga

  • Part #1 complete - Laptops donated to Tonga

      28 September 2022
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    Part #1 update: Back in March, Frazer walked 135km visiting 58 schools across Auckland over 24 hours, to raise funds for schoolchildren in Tonga.

    We are delighted to be able to share with you that the funds raised have been used to purchase and ship 132 laptops & accessories over the last couple of months, providing schoolchildren with devices in order for them to continue their education.

    Today, it was a huge privilege for us to hand over 100 of these to four high schools and Tonga Girl Guides at a ceremony hosted by Tailulu College. This was made possible of course by all of you who generously donated, and with the support of all our trustees, Saia Mataele of The Moana Trust, and Lord Fakafanua (Speaker of Parliament in Tonga). We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts 🙏🏼

    Part #2 is to fund scholarships. This is ongoing.

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    • 29/09/2022 by Victoria


      Part #2 of the Ako-thon for Tonga project is ongoing, which is the funding of scholarships, and the donation of the remaining laptops to individuals and families across Tongatapu and the surrounding smaller islands of Tonga.

  • A brief update...

      10 February 2022

    We're very humbled and grateful to have received so many donations - it's a great start to our campaign! A big thank you to everyone who has supported us. Don't forget to let others know and share, share, share!

    We now have the walkathon route planned and mapped out, including timings. Today we sent out an email to all of the schools we will be visiting along the way, in the hope that they will share the information with their students / whānau and maybe even jump on board with a gold coin fundraiser or get involved on the day.

    If you're interested in knowing the route - perhaps you can walk a part of it with us - just let us know.

    Mālō ‘aupito (many thanks)

    Frazer and Victoria Mataitonga

    Phone: Frazer (027 380 0182) | Victoria (027 477 8661)

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