TONGA HEALTH PROMOTION FOUNDATION
Promoting an active and healthy Tonga
Monthly FUNSHAKE zumba
TongaHealth in August 2018 started a monthly zumba (known as FUNSHAKE) at the space between the bus station downtown Nuku'alofa. The event has been an impact to the people of Tonga to boost their well-being and is conducted by Kiko Penitani and the team from Breakthrough Sports (one of TongaHealth's partners). It is now run twice a month with healthy refreshment served at the end.
Members of the public enjoying our FUNSHAKE zumba and the cool breeze at the space between the bus stations, Nuku'alofa
Aerobics Instructor Training Workshop
TongaHealth funds 7-day intensive Aerobics Instructor Training Workshops to encourage individuals to deliver physical activity programs in their local communities. 32 individuals from Tongatapu and Vava’u graduated from the training program in early 2013, with more expected throughout the year.
Siaosi Polovili conducts a week-long Aerobics Instructor Training Workshop with participants from Neiafu, Vava'u. The workshop aims to equip individuals across the Kingdom to organise and conduct physical activity events in their respective communities.
Grants & Sponsorship
TongaHealth has provided over 61 grants and sponsorships within villages, churches, schools, and workplaces to purchase their own sports equipment for physical activity events.
Former TongaHealth Board Member, Ana Kavaefiafi, presents sporting equipment to residents of Havelu village, allowing them to organise their own sporting events in their community.