Tonga High School students receive gifts from Dongguan

The students of Tonga High School received gifts from Dongguan City including 12 laptops, 30 computers, more than a thousand schoolbags, stationaries and sports equipment.

The Tongan government welcomed the donation saying it would help the students develop their “ICT capacity and expertise”.

Hon Siaosi Sovaleni, the Acting Prime Minister said “we need to have an ICT literate workforce, we need students to be ICT literate and to undertake ICT studies”.

“The donation of these computers will greatly contribute to these key undertakings. It will help students with their studies and better prepare them to tertiary studies as you definitely need to know how to use a computer when you are in university or similar institutions,” Hon Sovaleni said.

The Chinese authority who attended the gift-giving ceremony last week said the donation is part of the people of Dongguan assistance to Tonga High School since its new campus was built 11 years ago through Chinese funding.

“Today I am honoured to have brought you computers, schoolbags and stationaries and sports apparatus which we hope can help improve this school’s educational conditions and renew the friendship between China and Tonga,” said Guangdong’s Province Director General of Education Ms Liang Fengming.

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