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APTC conducts training for caregivers

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 08/10/2018

The Australian Pacific-Training Coalition prioritises the need for caregivers to perform their duty well to elderlies and people living with disabilities under their care.

21 women from Tonga are currently in Fiji to attend a 3-months training workshop aiming to strengthen their knowledge and skills on ways to care for the elderlies.

The workshop is a scholarship program known as Certificate Level 2 in Community Studies.

The APTC representative in Tonga – Madalene Petelo says, this is a great opportunity for the participants from Tonga to learn about ways caregivers in the Pacific use for caring for their elderlies.

She also says caregivers need to maintain a healthy lifestyle in order for them to care properly for the elderlies.

Petelo also says the APTC is a centre of training excellence, helping participants to gain Australian-standard skills and qualifications for a wide range of vocational careers including youth programs amongst others.

The workshop is in partnership with the Ma’a Fafine mo e Famili organization and is funded by Australia through Tonga Skills.

The 3-months workshop began in early September and is expected to end on the second week of December.

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