Dare to Dream Foundation launched at Kolovai on Saturday
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 04/06/2019
A Non-Government Organization, Dare to Dream Foundation was officially launched last weekend at Kolovai aiming to mentally and physically assist the deportees in Tonga.
The Chairman of the Dare to Dream Foundation Board of Trustees – Dr. ‘Uhila-moe-langi Fasi main purpose of establishing the center is to help deportees adapt to the new environment and the new way of living.
“We will have educational classes the basic tool of any good communication is language, so communication skills in English and Tongan would be taught basic Mathematics and Science fundamental subjects so would also be taught. There will also be vocational training, the alternative pathway will provide skills set that will equip them with skills to opening compete for employment out there in the employment market. And base on diagnostic assessment of pre-existed skill set any approve vocational training will be acceptable. There will also be treatment services apart from counselling at hot treatment services will be provided to those who lead them. And of course there will be physical fitness activities which will be compulsory to all that will be registered with the foundation”
The Dare to Dream Foundation is working working collaboratively with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for online courses from BYU Hawaii starting from certificate levels to degrees and post graduates.
It includes courses with the Australia Pacific Technical College or APTC together with Tonga Skills and they hope that TBEC will also help.
Meanwhile the Vice President of the Day to Dream Foundation – Muli ki Fai’ana Vehekite’s wife – Ruby Vehekite says humans can change easily and they are hoping that the centre will deportees become better people and set good examples for the communities and the societies.
“This vision opens up our eyes to all the goodness that we can bring to other deportees and youth risk here in Tonga by using our positive messages as a mean to inspire others in a hope that they will exchange seats and better themselves and be more productive citizens. Together we found and establish Dare to Dream Foundation incorporate from the month of April 2019. The dream became a reality that day. Since then, the blessing has been pouring. God had blessed us with all these wonderful incredible people from all walks of life and from different areas of expertise to be on our board of trustees”
She shared her husband was jailed for eight years in the US before being deported and now she has witnessed a significant change in his life due after joining many community projects and attending church programs as well with so much love and support from the societies.
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