Help Tongan girls GLOW!

24/05/2010 11:32

Camp GLOW – Girls Leading Our World - is taking place this year across the Kingdom.

Camp GLOW Tonga is a weeklong sleep-away camp that is comprised of six camps held in four island groups. There will be four Girls’ Camps that focus on ninth graders who have displayed academic excellence and leadership potential, and two Young Women’s Camps to benefit school-leavers between the ages of 18 and 21.


The camps are designed to empower their participants by advocating a healthy lifestyle; providing vital information on sensitive topics; teaching leadership and team-building skills; encouraging critical thinking and logical decision-making; building a network of motivated girls and women; and fostering self-confidence and creative expression through a fun, safe, judgment-free environment.


Camp GLOW is currently looking for sponsorship. The project is being jointly administered by The Ministry for Training, Employment, Youth and Sports (MOTEYS) and the US Peace Corps Volunteers. 


For more information, or to make a donation from Tonga, contact us at, 7701448, or 8879323. If you’re living overseas, you may contact us at the same address (add 676 to the phone numbers) or you can donate through the Peace Corps Partnership Program website (instructions below).  


Peace Corps Partnership Website:

When the page loads (it takes a moment to present the full list of projects) scroll down to “Tonga” and select the camp of your choice!

King, K. for Vava’u

Weiner S. for Tongatapu

Phillips S. for ‘Eua

Green A. for Ha’apai

If you have no preference, please donate to the camps in the order that they will occur: Ha’apai, ‘Eua, Tongatapu, Vava’u


If you’re living overseas and are not an American citizen you can still donate, but the website will ask you for your contact information. Unfortunately it will not allow you to continue unless you enter a state. To get around this, simply select any state and continue. Once you have been transferred to the site, you will be allowed to update your contact information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The website only accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and Diner's Club cards.