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Tongan Students Continue to Learn at Home Despite Worldwide Pandemic

Young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tonga are making the best of a tough situation, away from teachers and school friends for a time.

Armed with packages provided by their teachers, they are continuing with their learning, with the help of parents and siblings.


Koulo Middle School principal Nua Hoeft, shared this observation:

“Parents are very supportive, their mindset for the learning of their children has changed!  They shared, they haven’t spent so much time focusing on their children’s learning until now.  Some parents sent pictures of their kids as to express their excitement of home school.”

She added, "I know both teachers and students are very engaged working and studying from home by how we communicate daily.  Parents are very excited to inform me every day how their kids are doing with their work. Even this evening, Saturday, 4 April 2020, they still call me to share the success of how they interact with their kids at home with their learning. Stories of happiness!"

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