TYEE is currently conducting its 2019 Community Outreach meetings which started in January 2019 and it will be completed in mid-February 2019. Taking the information and service to the communities where the youths belong early in the year so the youth and their families could make informed decisions about what they want to do to improve their livelihood and future outlook. The TYEE Community Outreach Team is led by the Marketing/Events & Community Coordinator, Mele 'Ahoafi and the TYMC Team. So far, the Team has completed 15 Center meetings with all the Police Centers in Tongatapu; [Nuku'alofa, Longolongo, Vaini, Mu'a, Nukunuku], also the Health Centers [Pea, Vaini, Fua'amotu, Mu'a, Holonga, Houma, Kolovai] and the Tonga Development Bank Branches [Nuku'alofa, Lapaha and Nukunuku].
TYEE Community Outreach Team has continued on to the outer villages starting from the West side and making their way all the way to the East side. The Team has been well received by the town officers, community group leaders and their youth members, and TYEE would like to thank them generously for their heartfelt support.
The goal of this year's Outreach is to continue to reach out and engage 500 young school leavers age 18-29 in the communities to be aware of and be informed with the relevant information about TYEE's mission and the existing and new programs and services. It is also aiming at engaging the young people with the abilities and talents who are dreaming of learning and creating their own jobs to be made aware of the support services at TYEE, YTIC and TYMC. This is done in this manner so they can be empowered with the information, new skills development and be connected with the available opportunities and support to being employed and/or becoming an enterprising individual by starting their own small business.
The TYEE Community Outreach is an ongoing annual marketing strategy in our effort to tackle youth unemployment in Tonga with the consideration that not everyone in the grassroots outer communities has access to the internet and ease of transportation. TYEE for the youth, with the youth and everything youth.