Australian Volunteers urged to learn Tongan culture and history

Four Australian Volunteers arrived in Tonga last week had been urged to learn more about Tongan culture and history.

The volunteers will work at some of the government’s public services including Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Fisheries, the Ministry of Justice, Tonga Netball Association and Ministry of Revenue and Customs for six to twelve months.

They were part of the  Australian Volunteers  International Development (AVID) program, an Australian Government initiative funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which provides an opportunity for Australians to contribute to the development of Tonga.

The volunteers met with the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Andrew Ford.

“I’m delighted to welcome these exemplary Australians to Tonga,” HE Andrew Ford said. “I also strongly encourage them to make the most of the opportunity to learn more about the culture and history of one of our closest neighbours.”

The volunteers were taking induction program before commencing their assignments later this month.

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