News Release

Tongan Students 'Grow and Learn'

School Project Enables Students to Grow and Sell Food, Pay for 2015 Tuition

Students at the Latter-day Saint middle school in Eua, Tonga are "learning as they grow" in an agribusiness project which also helps them pay for their school fees in 2015.

The Creative Technology class grow and harvest vegetables, then prepare meals for sale to other students and members of the community. 

Profits from their enterprise are taken by the students to the local bank helping them pay for future studies.

The school is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

'Eau Middle School Principal ‘Aloine Havea says the project is helping teach self-reliance, entrepreneurialism, teamwork, civics and finance skills.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints places strong emphases on education and developing self-reliance.







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