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Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Elizabeth Kite from Tonga is one of 60 young people selected across the Commonwealth to receive the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony in London next year.
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Monday 28 November 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga’s unemployment statistics are grim, with youth unemployment reaching as high as 40% in rural areas, according to some estimates. The Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (TYEE), a Non-Government Organisation that was set up due to the high rate of unemployment in Tonga, has helped 175 young people gain employment. TYEE celebrated its second anniversary on Friday, November 25.
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Friday 18 November 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A $35 million pa’anga Youth Employment Project financed by the World Bank to be handled by the Government of Tonga starting in July 2017, will see funds disbursed over four-years to address youth unemployment in Tonga where the problems of idle youth are enormous and related to youth related anti-social behaviour and criminal activity.
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Tuesday 15 November 2016

London, England
Joshua Savieti, the co-founder of ICON Creative Tonga in Nuku’alofa, who uses dance and music to engage disaffected youth, received the Commonwealth Youth Worker of the Year for the Pacific Award in London on November 10.
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Wednesday 26 October 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Tonga has made an investment in its children by making a commitment to the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the visiting UNICEF Representative to the Pacific Mr Sheldon Yett observed. He attended an event celebrating United Nations Day and the launch of Cyber Safety week at Fa’onelua Convention Centre in Nuku’alofa.
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Monday 5 September 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Non-Profit Organisation, Tonga Youth Employment and Enterpreneurship today launched a new recruitment website and donated computers that will assist their work in supporting youths access to information, trainings and job opportunities.
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Thursday 28 July 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A Tonga Secondary Schools Brass Band Music Festival held in Tongatapu and Vava’u last week, is a joint initiative by Tonga Police and secondary school principals that brings youth together in a strategy to prevent and reduce crimes like school fights.
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Friday 24 June 2016

London, UK
Tonga’s Aiona Prescott (21) received the Queen’s Young Leaders Award last night at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London in recognition of exceptional young people from across the Commonwealth who are making lasting change in their communities.
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Friday 17 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Students from Lapaha Government Primary School won the 2016 Chant Competition to mark the “family month” of May, hosted by the Women and Children Crisis Center this afternoon, at Digicel Square in the CBD.
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Tuesday 14 June 2016

Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Vulnerable and marginalized children such as refugee, migrant, disabled, street kids and indigenous children and youth, are still widely discriminated against says KidsRights after it recently released its annual global index on children’s rights in 163 countries - with two Pacific countries ranked among the worst performing on the list.
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Friday 10 June 2016

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aiona Prescott (21) will be a proud recipient of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award to be presented by HM Queen Elizabeth II on 23 June 2016, at Buckingham Palace, London, in recognising exceptional community leaders from 45 countries.
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Wednesday 18 May 2016
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A two-day National Youth Sustainable Development Forum was opened on Tuesday, May 17 in Nuku’alofa bringing together youth leaders who plan to come up with an action plan for the development of a Tonga National Youth Policy.
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Wednesday 9 December 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
‘Aiona Prescott (20) will receive a prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award from HM Queen Elizabeth next year in London, one of 60 from across the Commonwealth recognized as exceptional leaders in their communities.
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Friday 25 September 2015

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Representatives of secondary schools in Tongatapu gathered at the CBD to mark the International Day of Peace on Friday, 25 September in a special bonding program aimed to stop school fights. Photos by Linny Folau.
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Saturday 6 December 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A population of 1.8 billion of adolescents and youth was recorded this year, according to the State of World Population Report 2014, but nine of 10 of them live in less developed countries, where the young encounter obstacles to their rights to education, health, and to live a life free from violence.
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Monday 8 September 2014

Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Two Tongans from the USP (Tonga) campus will attend the World Peace Summit in South Korea from 17-19 September 2014.
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Thursday 6 February 2014
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Thirty young girls aged 11-19 years from Tongatapu villages have taken part in a three-day “Eliminating Violence against Girls” Camp 2014.
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Friday 11 January 2013
Northland, New Zealand
A 15 year-old Tongan girl and her friend are being praised for their heroism after rescuing two drowning men off a beach in northland, New Zealand.
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Thursday 6 December 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
A team of Tonga High School students who won the Secondary Schools category of Tonga’s Youth in Business Challenge 2012, returned home on December 1 after a successful five-day funded trip to New Zealand.
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Monday 26 November 2012
Nuku'alofa, Tonga
Twenty-two students from high schools and tertiary institutes in Tonga will travel to Japan for three-weeks under the inaugural ‘Kizuna Project’, a youth exchange program aimed to promote other countries understanding of Japan’s road to recovery after the Great East Japan Earthquake, in March 2011.
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