Hihifo Primary School Composting Competition Final Inspection for Phase 2 – Composting & Potting seedling
Department of Climate Change at Ministry of MEIDECC conducted a composting competition for Hihifo primary school as part of the events during the National Climate Change Awareness Week, 2022 in Tongatapu. Eight (8) Primary schools were participated in this competition. They were the Government Middle School (GMS) of Kolomotu’a, GMS Hofoa, GMS Fatai, GMS Te’ekiu, Government Primary School (GPS) of Puke, GPS Kanokupolu, and Free Wesleyan Primary School (FWPS) of Nukunuku and FWPS Kolovai. The EU-SPC GCCA+ SUPA Project funded this event.
The goal of this event was to raise an awareness in the schools regarding the benefits of using compost to improve or maintain high quality soil, to grow healthy plants, reduce the use of fertilizer and pesticides, improve water quality and protect the environment from the impact of climate change. The Judges for today’s events were Mr. Viliami Fukofuka and Ms. Kalolaine Eminoni (Public Health) Ms. Mele Tu’akalau (Department of Environment) and Ms. Faka’anaua Tu’itavuki (Waste Authority Limited).
This competition was divided into two phases; the first phase of this competition was judged 20th September 2022 and the second judged today, 3rd March, 2023. Overall, the principals, staff and students of these eight schools were pleased to have participated in this event, to show their support to raise awareness on climate change and its impact in Tonga.
However, seedlings from this competition will contribute to the Target Planting One Million Trees by 2023.