My journey was very challenging, but I saw the blessing of it. I was born and raised on the island of Fiji where we tend to eat whatever is put on the table—it’s part of my heritage. Then I joined the internship program with ‘Amanaki Fo’ou. I took it seriously because I felt like it […]
My name is Peniasi Cibaciba. I’m from Samoa. I heard about ‘Amanaki Fo’ou through friends on social media. I was a senior at BYU- Hawaii majoring in Pacific Island Studies with an emphasis in leadership, and minoring in social work and information technology. At first I joined ‘Amanaki Fo’ou so I could get credit to […]
I got admitted to the hospital in May of 2015 and found out that I had cellulitis. I weighed 230 kg (over 500 lbs.) and both of my legs were in very bad shape. For almost two months, local doctors tried all kinds of treatments on my leg which never helped at all.
The most serious challenge confronting the Tongan society today is the physical health of our people, HM King Tupou VI said, when he opened the 2016-17 session of parliament this morning, 2 June, in a thoughtful speech that also challenged legislators to educate Tonga’s children for global employment, and urged them to engage with all […]
Naming Tonga the fattest nation in the world, a BBC report on 18 January 2016 says that consumption of imported mutton lamb flaps is to blame. But Tonga’s Director of Health, Dr Siale ‘Akau’ola, says that it’s the quantity of food Tongans eat that’s the main problem, not mutton lamb flaps.