QSC annual bazaar best income for the college
Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 19/09/2017
The crafts, made by students of Queen Salote College is the student’s main contribution to the school’s income and students skills are elevated as this could be their future additional livelihoods.
The annual event involves all students and teachers as well as women of the Free Wesleyan Church from the local parishes to display their hand made crafts both traditional raw materials and fabrics.
The other purpose of the bazaar is to teach the students during the year, how to weave Tongan fine mats and other crafts to eventually make a living out of.
One of the teachers of the school, Foulata Finau says this program is important as it values and promotes our traditional Tongan products.
She also appreciates parents for supporting their children’s talents for even though it takes them away from most of their study time, these skills are to be nurtured and sustain for future references.
Pitisi Veatupu, a Form 7 student says Queen Salote College is unique as they are being taught these skills because if you do not exceed in academic studies, you can get a living out of the handicrafts program.
She also encourages those who are finishing school this year to hold on to these skills, teach those in their Society as it is a great source of income.
The guest of honor, of this annual function was Hon. Titilupe Fanetupouvava’u Tu’ivakano.
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