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PFL Partner Series: Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust
Updates / Community , 5 Oct 23
The Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust (TACT) operates in the community under the vision of Tuvaluans living productively, progressively and prosperously. Through their partnership with Pasifika Futures (PFL), TACT is able to carry out key pieces of their work.

The Trust was established in 1998, and in that time has continued to facilitate meaningful initiatives in the community. These include increased participation of Tuvaluan youth in formal education, the promotion of healthy and productive lifestyles and the mitigation of the impacts of COVID-19, increasing sustainable employment through the facilitation of trade skills, supporting youth engagement through sports development, and the encouragement and nurturing of the Tuvaluan language. 

Coordinator for TACT, Sagaa Malua, shares the most fulfilling aspects of the work. 

“Being able to assist our families with their needs are the most rewarding aspects as well as coordinating events for the Tuvalu community and watching the whole community work together to make it a success.” 

PFL works with partners such as TACT to support Pacific families in achieving their aspirations in health, housing, education, training and economic development. Sagaa expresses the value of the Trust’s partnership with PFL. 

“Pasifika Futures is proactive in their support of the Trust’s work to serve our people. It's as simple as connecting through a phone call to discuss how our families are affected by an event and in what ways they can support us."  

"The assistance is immediate and it provides the Trust with the means to be proactive in providing support to our families in need. This is the best assistance ever for us. Fakafetai lasi." 

This week also marks Tuvalu Language Week and also 45 years of independence for the island nation.  

Each week on their Facebook page (Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust), the Trust will be releasing a daily video from the eight islands of Tuvalu performing an item.  

Happy Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu!