17 March 2016

Longolongo Primary School, Tonga

​St Catherine's was again able to fund the shipment of a container-load of our used classroom desks and chairs, library books, computers, old uniform stock and other classroom resources to assist a primary school in Tonga, early this year. 

GPS Longolongo is a government primary school on an island in the Kingdom of Tonga in the South Pacific. It caters for 410 girls and boys in Kindergarten to Year 6 and now every student in the school has a desk and a chair. The Principal, Mrs Pomana Hui, said that absenteeism has dropped by about 30% since our first shipment arrived in mid 2015.

The School has identified this project as an opportunity to further our philanthropic work.

Mrs Amelia Schedlich
Director of Administration Services



Photos by:
Classroom and chairs :  Jimmy Hema
Group photos : Soni Funaki and 'Ieni Motuliki