Water Purification is our Profession

On April 9th Tropical Cyclone Harold shook the friendly islands with it her massive force and now Tonga is on its respond stage.

“Since cyclone Harold warning issues came out. Tonga National Youth Congress respond team was activated” said Mausa Halahala, TNYC Environment & D.R.R coordinator “Now TNYC respond team are out at Nukunuku motu to purified all water tanks in the island, for having clean water to drink from is an essential element of the relief program”

Over five years, TNYC Disaster Relief Responds program has made it their life style to bring clean water to communities that are need. This was seen in 2014 at the Ha’apai groups after cyclone Ian, 2018 after cyclone Gita and now in 2020 after cyclone Harold.

TNYC water respond team are still making sure that clean water is been provided for affected communities after a natural disaster.

“I’m thankful for our TNYC disaster relief responds team for going the extra mile in helping communities like Nukunuku motu to have clean efficiency water to drink from” continues Mausa “Some of the stuff they see in the water tank that our people drink from is shocking but they get the job done. By making sure our schools and communities have clean water that is coming clean water tanks TNYC is helping our children’s, our youths and our communities in this time of needs”.

Youth Disaster Readiness Training

Youth Disaster Readiness Training
Participant of the first TNYC D.R.R training

From the 2nd- 4th of March, Tonga National Youth Congress (TNYC) D.R.R division will be running a disaster reduction training to her members. This is the first time TNYC will be running this training. The training will pe carry out for youth leaders Vava’u, Ha’apai, ‘Eua and Tongatapu youth.

The main aim of the training is to equip these youth how to prepare for natural disaster and to give them a taste of the working relationship been NGOs and government agencies.

“In the past cyclone, TNYC D.R.R division have been in the mid of the response” said Mausa Halahala, D.R.R coordinator “In cyclone Gita this unit have help purified water tanks over hundreds household and as well as schools here in Tongatapu and ‘Eua.”