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Under the Tongan Ngatu by Sisifa Lui

"As a Tongan, it lies before you at the center of the family room. Listening to your family prayers, praises, and problems. It keeps your shadow company when walking down the hallway. Forever hanging with elegance. Yet constantly overlooked. Dancing with you in a Tau’olunga." The aesthetic cloth. It’s body a matrix of patterns, symmetry, … Continue reading Under the Tongan Ngatu by Sisifa Lui

The Subtlety of Gender Inequality by Mele Fonua

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 5: GENDER EQUALITY My mother and I were going for a drive and I told her about the possibility of working for MORDI as a value-chain officer. She asked me the normal questions parents would ask their children about a job opportunity; what MORDI is about and the kind of work they … Continue reading The Subtlety of Gender Inequality by Mele Fonua

Walking to the Future Together by Aulola Tongilava

When it comes to the discussion of Tonga’s vibrant demographic that is youth – it is often talked about in terms of an issue or statistic. Just yesterday at the opening ceremony of Tonga’s National Youth Week, one of the assigned speeches of the day approached the subject of youth as an age group; mere … Continue reading Walking to the Future Together by Aulola Tongilava