Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500
Location: Vava'u, Tonga
Project: Youth Center
Community Partner: Tonga National Youth Congress
Community and Project Description:
Tonga is a Polynesian kingdom made up of 3 island groups comprised of 177 islands in total, mostly uninhabited. The islands are covered in tropical rain forests, lined in white sand beaches, and surrounded by coral reefs and crystal clear waters where humpback whales migrate.
Surf For Life is teaming up with the Haapai Youth Congress (HYC), a branch of the Tonga National Youth Congress, to build a youth center on the island of Vava'u. In 2014, Cyclone Ian totally destroyed the HYC center. Since then, land has been allocated and planning has begun to build a new space to serve the young women and men of the Islands of Ha’apai. This completion of this project will provide employment for young people, a meeting and training space for youth and the community.
Please note that this is a Monday to Monday trip. Depending on where you are traveling from, flights may require leaving your destination on Sunday to arrive in Haapai for the first gathering on Monday night. Please check flights and your work schedule before registering.