USP Tongan students in Fiji grateful for support

Apitonga Secretary Sina Kami said despite the rising cases, support has been flowing in for the students.

“The students got support from our Tongan Government. At the same time, our Apitonga Community (mainly students and few workers) support each other with shopping and other food items for those that needed support.  We also have Tongans that are working in some of the regional organizations here in Suva, steps up and support some of the students and families,” Kami said.

More Tongan studies pursue further education in Fiji

The Chair of the executive committee and steward of the Apitonga, Kisione Finau said,”Students were growing in numbers and the elders decided to have their Tongan language Sunday service held not only once a month but every Sunday here in Fiji,”

Finau made the comment about the significance about the Apitonga Multipurpose Hall at an opening ceremony in Suva yesterday.  

$1.1m for Tonga hostel, hall

The money was collected through fundraising activities which started at the end of 2015 in Tonga and in the US.

Fiji Times reports construction work will be on its land located on Laucala Bay Rd, opposite the University of the South Pacific (USP).

It is known to Tongans as Apitonga, which means "home for Tongans".

Suva Tongan church steward Kisione Finau said they decided to construct a new building because the current one was really old.