TYEE is excited at the opportunity to collaborate and fostering a new partnership with ALL HEART NZ through the kind referral of the TROW Group who is a Partner Organisation of TYEE.
TYEE a not for profit youth support service organisation working with the aim to address youth unemployment by helping the young school leavers aged 18-29 who are left behind in Tonga. In short, TYEE can't do it alone!
TYEE a growing organisation is working together with strategic and meaningful Partners like ALL HEART NZ to provide the required infrastructure for an on-going youth training facility in Tonga. The new facility is made up of a Youth Tech Incubators Centre (YTIC) with a space for a Tonga Youth Market Connect (TYMC) platform to bridge the gap for school leavers and to better support the participating youth and the business communities at large. This is not a success story due to the number of page views, but because of what TYEE promotes. And what it promotes is also made possible through collaboration with two exceptionally passionate and talented partners - ALL HEART NZ & TROW Group.
"Every young person is unique and has her or his own story to tell" -TYEE.
"All Heart NZ is so blessed to be able to send a load of computer equipment to TYEE (Tonga Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship) TYEE are simply amazing!" -Founder & National Director Joe Youssef
TYEE takes this opportunity to thank Joe Youssef and his Team at ALL HEART NZ for their generosity and support of TYEE's work in Tonga. The computer equipment donated by ALL HEART NZ are being shipped to TYEE through the generous support and service of the TROW Group and at no cost to TYEE. TYEE is so blessed to be working closely with these two organisations.
"You guys are doing amazing work. We would welcome deeper connection and continuing support of your programmes". -Joe Youssef
About ALL HEART NZ
All Heart NZ provides a framework for businesses who care; businesses who believe, at their heart, in sustainable operations and positively impacting local communities. By recycling goods via All Heart NZ, not only will you give your excess goods new life but you’ll help enable the development of social enterprise business throughout Kiwi communities and empower fellow New Zealanders.
For more information about ALL HEART NZ - visit their website.
TYEE is pleased to confirm its unique Partnership with The Tindall Foundation of New Zealand through their Funding Manager, Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) who is a Partner Organisation of TYEE.
TYEE aims to provide work readiness skills for Tonga youth school leavers. There is a significant demand for ICT skills from the participating youth and employers but limited resources to deliver this training to date. TYEE's new facility; a Youth Tech Incubator Centre (YTIC) with a space for Tonga Youth Market Connect (TYMC) will provide the required infrastructure for an on-going training facility in Tonga.
The Tindall sponsorship is used to supply hardware together with the support from VSA to create a suitably resourced learning environment for the youth. At the same time, the VSA support and sponsorship is used to address software licensing and thin client hardware requirements. The initial ICT training will be provided by current ICT Trainer VSA Volunteer to TYEE.
TYEE is humbled by their wonderful support and this unique Partnerships with both organisations to assist with providing an ICT training facilities for Tonga school leavers and youth entrepreneurship in order to better prepare them for the work and business environments.
Youth unemployment rates for young people in Tonga is at around 11.1% (World Bank). This project aims to support young people with employable skills in a world where connectivity and ICT intelligence are incredibly important.
TYEE, a not for profit youth support service organisation is always looking for new prospects, new professional partners as The Tindall Foundation and VSA. It will enable us to meet our clients demands for upskilling and capacity building in regards to youth employment and entrepreneurship with ICT opportunities and youth relevant career networks.
How The Tindall Foundation Work
Our approach to donating to New Zealand communities and organisations is unique in its nature. We work differently from other funders such as Community Trusts, Gaming Trusts and Government who have large amounts of effectively ‘public’ money to distribute for community good. Because ours is private family money donated by The Tindall Family, we can choose to support causes that are most important to us as a family. We can also be flexible and intentional, giving to areas of greatest need and to projects that we believe will make the most significant difference – to change people’s lives for the better.
For more information about The Tindall Foundation, visit their website.
Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Inc. (TYEE) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the TROW Group New Zealand and the SFL Group Tonga on Thursday, 26th July 2018 at TYEE Office in Nuku'alofa. The MOU reaffirms the commitment of TYEE and TROW / SFL Groups on their Collaborative Partnership to the objective of professional training and services and the sharing of resources and facilities in order to achieve mutual goals of the Partners.
Saia Latu, Chief Executive Officer for TROW / SFL Groups, and Lusia Latu-Jones, TYEE President signed the MOU in the presence of TYEE and TROW / SFL Groups representatives.
TYEE would like to acknowledge and thank the TROW / SFL Groups for the collaborative partnership opportunity. This MOU marks our shared passion and investment for the development of a TYEE new youth facility; Youth Tech Incubators Centre (YTIC) and Tonga Youth Market Connect (TYMC), a platform for stronger and better support services in Tonga.
This MOU will enable TYEE and TROW / SFL Groups to jointly cooperate on professional services and of required infrastructure development for TYEE ongoing training facility for the youth in Tonga. This MOU is also to jointly cooperate in relevant projects and share knowledge and expertise in the civil infrastructure and management of existing and future projects in Tonga and New Zealand.
Areas of coordination will also include technical support and assistance in several youth driven projects and other areas of shared interest in order to reach and put forward the best strategy. The MOU will enhance the ability of TYEE & TROW / SFL Groups to achieve their respective objectives and mandates.
According to TYEE President the MOU will benefit the Partnership as well as Tonga planning new infrastructure development. "The cooperation between TYEE and TROW / SFL Groups is expected to maximise the expertise in all aspects of the industry related projects from proposal to production technology, recruitment, youth entrepreneurs and project management, etc — that we are able to offer to our clients," she said. "We look forward to combining our knowledge and providing professional support services, sustainable solutions to infrastructure development and youth employment issues across Tonga".
TYEE, a not for profit youth support service organisation is always looking for new prospects, new professional partners as the TROW / SFL Groups. It will enable us to meet our clients demands for work readiness development, technology, capacity building and mentorship support in regards to employment and entrepreneurship with ICT career opportunities. This agreement will help us build on that success and to expand TYEE's support services further.
About TROW / SFL GROUPS
Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Inc. (TYEE) is proud to announce that it has signed it's first Partnership Organisation Agreement with Volunteers Service Abroad (VSA) on Monday, 23rd July 2018 at TYEE Office, Nuku'alofa. This agreement is marking a new step in the official journey of TYEE-VSA relations. This agreement also underlines the importance of advancing talents in different fields, as well as generating concrete benefits both for Tonga and New Zealand. This agreement covers the placement of two volunteers in assignments identified and scoped between the VSA and TYEE. This will ensure that both parties will give their commitment and contribution through collaborative partnership and working together to achieve the respective assignments' goals and outcomes.
The agreement was signed in the presence of TYEE Board Representatives and VSA Representatives.
TYEE would like to acknowledge and thank the New Zealand High Commission Office, Nuku'alofa for having initiated the original meeting with the VSA Programme Manager, Diane Thorne-George as well as for their support and guidance over the past year in helping bring this project to fruition.
We are excited that our first official volunteer Graeme Atkinson an ICT Expert/Trainer will be joining us at the beginning of this August 2018. Atkinson will be the first official placement in support of setting up TYEE's new facility which will make up of a Youth Tech Incubators Centre (YTIC) and a space for Tonga Youth Market Connect (TYMC). Our second volunteer an Organisation Capability Adviser will be joining us later this year.
TYEE, a not for profit youth support service organisation is always looking for new prospects, new professional partners as the VSA. It will enable us to meet our clients demands for upskilling and capacity building in regards to employment and entrepreneurship with ICT opportunities. This agreement will help us build on that success and to expand TYEE's support services further.
"Our ambition is to provide high quality support services to Tonga young school leavers and our business partners and sponsors alike, that why is important for us to be partner with VSA. With this partnership we can grant our customers high skilled trainers and international certifications. The partnership conditions are very simple. From the beginning, our relationship with VSA is very professional, we get clear information and very quick answers. That's a pleasure to work with VSA. We are truly honoured to be working alongside an international leading organisation who has proven track record in connecting people and transforming lives in local communities around the world including Tonga". Lusia Latu-Jones, President, TYEE.