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Thousands of elderlies to benefit financially from the “Manatu ki ‘api” project initiated by HRH Princess Latufuipeka

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 13/02/2019

It is no surprise that HRH Princess Latufuipeka continues to seek ways to financially assist the elderlies in Tonga through her project Manatu ki ‘Api- meaning reminiscing or remembering your roots. Late last year her relatives from Ha’ato’u organized a charity ball in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California,US in honor of  her neighbourly love initiative “Manatu ki ‘api”

VOICER    The charity program collected more than 30thousand USD or approximately more than 60 thousand pa’anga and a further 8 thousand USD was donated by the Church of Tonga  in support of the Crown Prince.

The funds raised at the ball would go towards the elderlies’ monthly pay’s in July in honour of the forthcoming 60th birthday celebration of His Majesty King Tupou VI.

The donations to the Manatu Ki ‘Api project, under the Princess’s patronage, was initiated following the coronation of Their Majesties in 2015.

Thousands of monetary donations have gone to charities since, such as 5 thousand pa’anga for Child Cancer Foundation of Tonga, more than 16 thousand pa’anga for the elderlies’ stipends at the Coronation, 6 thousand pa’anga for the Mango Tree Centre for people with special needs.

She also donated more than 17 thousand pa’anga for elderlies’ allowances in honour of the 90th birthday of Her Late Majesty Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata’aho in 2017.

These elderlies comprise pensioners from all across Tonga, including the two Niua’s, who are registered with the National Retirement scheme.

Princess Angelika Latufuipeka Tuku’aho extends sincerest appreciation to all who have participated and contributed to the elderlies’ cause.

More than 4thousand elderlies will benefit from this charity program through the Manatu ki ‘api project.

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