Watch the highlights of our recent event View now

Raising awareness on sexual health and wellbeing in Tonga

  • Amount funded: £10,366
  • Year: 2022
  • Duration: Six months
  • Locations: Tonga
  • Grant stream: Capacity strengthening grants
Issue

Improving administrative efficiency will enable Tonga Leitis Association (TLA) to better advocate for Tongan communities on sexual health and wellbeing.

Project partners
Tonga Leitis Association
View more detail
How we are helping

We are supporting TLA to digitise its filing and information management systems.

About the project

The Foundation’s capacity strengthening grants stream supports smaller Commonwealth civil society organisations in smaller Member States, building their expertise and enhancing their capacity to influence policy.

TLA’s growing work on different areas of sexual health and wellbeing in Tonga has generated large volumes of paperwork. Information collected from service users could benefit TLA, but it must be stored and labelled clearly. We are supporting TLA to raise awareness of sexual health and wellbeing by modernising these information management systems.

The key actions for this project are:

  • Reviewing existing administrative processes to identify opportunities for improvement
  • Restructuring and upgrading information management systems
  • Digitising documents and storing them online

As a result of this capacity-strengthening project, TLA will operate more efficiently and effectively as the organisational structure is improved and better managed. Files and information will be readily accessible in digital format.

Project Partners
Tonga Leitis Association

Tonga Leitis Association (TLA) is a leading organisation for sexual orientation, gender identify and gender expression in Tonga. It raises awareness on sexual health and wellbeing, and the rights of persons of diverse SOGIESC through peer education and close engagement with relevant stakeholders. They also aim to empower members and the youth of Tonga in upholding the principles of fairness, justice, and moral positive virtues.

Commonwealth Foundation logo

We support people's participation in democracy and development by providing grants, platforms, and expertise.