If you have a desire to encourage and inspire the youth, then yes! We will be looking for people who have a skill or a passion that they wish to pass on.
No! We want to help preserve the traditional skills and values. We will have Tongans teaching the mat weaving, dancing, tapa cloth, etc. and using theatre performances to retell the stories from Tongan history.
Tonga, officially the Kingdom of Tonga, is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 176 islands with a surface area of about 750 square kilometres (290 sq mi) scattered over 700,000 square kilometres (270,000 sq mi) of the southern Pacific Ocean, of which 52 are inhabited by its 103,000 people. Tonga stretches over about 800 kilometres (500 mi) in a north-south line about a third of the distance from New Zealand to Hawaii. It is surrounded by Fiji and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northwest, Samoa to the northeast, Niue to the east, Kermadec (part of New Zealand) to the southwest, and New Caledonia (France) and Vanuatu to the west.
There is a great need in the South Pacific pertaining to the youth. They are rapidly losing the traditions and culture of their ancestors and trying to find there way in a new western influenced world. This new generation is being confronted with things their parents and grandparents have no experience in and are turning from the wholesome values that were taught and instead being drawn towards the negative side of the western world. Also, many of the youth are sent overseas to get an education and we want to be a stepping stone before this change. Tonga is very limited and we want to create a place where they can dabble in different fields and help prepare them for the possibilities that await them overseas. As well as for the youth who stay in Tonga and the deportees who need to learn an honest trade we can present oppurtunites to learn different trades (such as construction, mechanics, computers, photography…) to help them provide income for their families. The islands are forgotten and slipping through the cracks as they are only seen as a tourist destination.