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School is my friend

Students are supported to return and finish school by the programme providing financial support

Supporting Students to finish High School in Tonga
Students dropping out of school and youth unemployment is a common and growing problem in Tonga. Students drop out of school for many reasons such as financial restraints of not being able to pay for school fees, behavioural issues, disinterest in school and lack of family support.
School is my Friend Programme:
We partner with the Tonga National Youth Congress to support a valuable programme called School is my Friend. The aim of the programme is to support students who have no financial support from home due to circumstances such as they find themselves become a single mother/father, their parents or guardian have passed away or students were expelled from school due to alcohol consumption even school brawls – as an opportunity of finishing their secondary school level.
Students are supported to return and finish school by the programme providing financial support of paying for school fees and tuition. Students are also given mentoring support and peer help.
We would love your support in helping students in Tonga return to school and complete their secondary education. We aim to raise $26,700 this year to equip the School is my Friend programme to deliver the necessary financial and social support needed.
Internet Banking Direct Credit

BNZ Tauranga Branch, account number 02-0432-0234652-000. Reference: "Tonga Projects"

Should you require a receipt please email our accountants department at accounts@internationalneeds.org.nz and advise your full name, address, amount and date of donation. If possible please also advise your telephone number to enable us to contact you should we have difficulty in identifying your donation.


Post to International Needs, PO Box 1165, Tauranga, 3144 with reference: "Tonga Projects"

To enable us to send you a receipt, please advise your full name and address, telephone number or email address

If you have any questions please call 0800 463337