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Friday, April 30, 2010

Post cards to Tonga

Here's something we received from our friends on Carina which I thought I'd post to our blog for those of you who would like to participate:

Dear John & Linda with Ziggy aboard Nakia;

We quote from a poster we have seen around Neiafu, the principal town of the Vava'u group of islands in Tonga, where we have been for almost six months. The village of Matamaka is about 12 miles south of Neiafu on a small island. In the village of approximately 200 people is a small primary school with two teachers. Please consider sending a (snail mail) postcard to the address below...Many thanks and much love,


Malo e lelei! My name is Farfum (Feleti) Ladroma. I am an outer-island Peace Corps volunteers at Matamaka, Vava'u. My students and I are pursuing a "POSTCARD PROJECT" and we need your help! We are asking for anyone outside of Tonga to PLEASE SEND US A POSTCARD from YOUR HOMETOWN OR CITY. We are trying to collect as many postcards as we can from around the world.

This project will help to enhance the students's understanding of other places and cultures around the world. I will keep a running list of all the postcards received with their origin at my blog - http://farfumandtonga.blogspot.com/ - so you can check if your postcard has successfully made it to Matamaka's children. This will be a great cultural exchange for everyone involved. Please help us if you can and tell your friends! Thank you very much - malo 'aupito!

Please send postcards to: Matamaka GPS, c/o Peace Corps, PO Box 136, Neiafu, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific"

Your friends of the yacht Carina,
Philip, Leslie and fat cat, Jake
website: www.sv-carina.org