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TYEE marked 2 Years Anniversary

(Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 28/11/2016)

A special program was conducted last Friday evening to mark the 2 years anniversary of the Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE).

Speaking during the program, the Guest of Honor, Hon. Fatafehi o Lapaha Filipe praised all the good and hard work of the NGO in order to ensure a better future for the youth of Tonga.

You are our future and you are a testament to the hope and positive outcome that waits all young people if they pursue their career and stay focus. It is young people like you, that my daughter and generations after will grow and look up to. You must recognize your importance in this world and the influence on your surroundings. You have a journey to become effective in the people of Tonga. And I’m sure you will succeed in anything you put your minds into.”

Meanwhile Sela Bloomfield, a Board Member of TYEE spoke of the various services provided by the Organization.

We service up to 10 youth per day through manual and online registration. To date, we have assisted 175 young people to find full time employment in Tonga in positions ranging from commercial cleaning and housekeeping to IT admin, tourism officer and production supervisor. We have a current registration of over 430 young people between the ages of 29 who are seeking to find employment. Many of our young people are either school leavers with little or no qualifications or work experience. Or they are young people who have left school early due to difficult circumstances often refer to as school dropouts.”

The celebration was marked with a fashion show highlighting various industries and business houses who employs the young men and women of the organization.

Included in the occasion was a cake ceremony led by Hon. Fatafehi ‘o Lahapa Filipe.

© Radio & TV Tonga News 2016