NUKU'ALOFA, Friday 10th July 2020: TYEE marked the beginning of a new journey for GO GREEN! SWAP. An initiative of TYEE GO GREEN! with the aim to encourage our youth to take full responsibility of their environment and contribute to climate change as well as offer a better waste management practice to the community. We like to think of TYEE GO GREEN! Swap as a youthful, trendy, and a more lively approach towards recycling, reusing and reducing wastes but also an opportunity to educate the youth on the negative impacts of climate change and the vital role they play in protecting and preserving our environment.
With over twenty registered participants in just 2 weeks’ time, provided and catered for by twenty GO GREEN! Volunteers and guests at The Village Backpackers, Taufa’ahau Village. TYEE staff and volunteers ended the week on a high note.
In a matter of seven months, TYEE GO GREEN! is determined and ready to branch out the SWAP initiative due to its rapid growth in participants and growing desire to get involved. It was the first time for TYEE GO GREEN! SWAP to be able to run independently of TYEE YOUTH MARKET and able to successfully cater for our growing number of customers at this event.
We ended the event with few words from our SWAP participants that further encouraged the TYEE GO GREEN! SWAP team to maintain the effort and high standard of customer service that they provided.
“Oua e ngata he, kamou hokohoko atu pe” (Let it not end here, but may you continue to deliver this program onwards)”. - Sela Faka’ii, SWAP participant.
We are humbled by the support of the JR Properties Ltd, and Manager of The Village Backpackers for offering TYEE GO GREEN! SWAP this wonderful facility. Grateful to Amelia Vallabh, Taufa'ahau Village and The Village Backpackers for making it possible for GO GREEN! SWAP.
Taufa'ahau Village Restaurant, located right in the heart of Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu is the place to be if you want a slice of Tongan culture in the capital. It features a restaurant, shared lounge and a garden.
Thank you, Taufa'ahau Village and Village Backpackers for enabling us to put on a memorable and eco-friendly event. It is support from business people such as yours that can eventually turn this SWAP event to job opportunities for our volunteers.
We would also like to acknowledge the Radio Mate Ma'a Tonga in Nuku'alofa for their kind support and able to Live Stream the SWAP event on the day. Thank you, Ms. Lata Matapule for your continued support.
Whilst COVID-19 continue to take its toll on our business communities and our countries economy. TYEE GO GREEN! continues to provide a platform of hope and for youth in Tonga, youth empowerment and job opportunities provider that can be shared with the majority and those young people who need them most.
We work better, when we work together.
TYEE GO GREEN! our home, our future, our responsibility.