Healthy villages & Workplaces
TongaHealth sponsors three Community Champions (and five assistants) to deliver regular fitness classes within villages. Over 550 individuals from churches, workplaces and villages participated in these classes in 2012. Grants and sponsorship TongaHealth provided over 61 grants and sponsorships within villages, churches, schools and workplaces to purchase their own sports equipment for physical activity events.
Men and women participate an aerobics class facilitated by TongaHealth Community Champion's Ma'afu Palu, Rodney Havea and Paula Mafi. 55,779 individuals have been reached through TongaHealth's physical activity sponsorship program.
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.