Ako-thon for Tonga

In March 2022, Frazer Mataitonga walked 135km, visiting 58 schools across Auckland over 24 hours, to raise funds for schoolchildren in Tonga.

We are delighted to have raised enough funds to purchase and ship 132 laptops & accessories to Tonga over the subsequent months, providing schoolchildren with devices in order for them to continue their education.

On 28 September 2022, it was a huge privilege for some of our Trustees to hand over 100 of these devices to four high schools and Tonga Girl Guides at a ceremony hosted by Tailulu College. This was made possible of course by those who generously donated and supported the Ako-thon for Tonga campaign, and with the support of all our trustees, Saia Mataele of The Moana Trust, and Lord Fakafanua (Speaker of Parliament in Tonga). We are very grateful and thankful to you all ??

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.