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December Monthly Spotlight: Pulutomomoho Folau

Pulutomomoho Folau: Primary School Teacher and PTA Member

To close out 2020, Friends of Tonga (FOT) sat down with December Monthly Spotlight Pulutomomoho Folau. Pulu, a current primary school teacher in Nuku’alofa, has been a longtime supporter of FOT and education in Tonga. 

As a current primary school teacher, mother of four, and active member of the Hoi Parent Teacher Association (PTA), she has supported multiple education initiatives including providing after school (po ako) support to students in need. 

Since 2014, Pulu has fostered the ‘friendly island’ spirit, welcoming newly arrived Hoi Peace Corps volunteers into her home for a delicious meal, warm conversation, and continuous support.  

Tell us a little bit about yourself. 

My name is Pulutomomoho Folau. I currently live in the village of Hoi with my kids and husband. 

Can you tell us where you currently teach? 

I am a primary school teacher at the Free Wesleyan Primary school (FWPS) in Nuku’alofa and I teach all subjects. 

What is your favorite part about being a teacher?

My favorite part about being a teacher is being with the kids. I enjoy playing with them [the students] and teaching them the right path and how to get a better future. 

Why is education important to you?

Education is important to Tongan students because education is key to having a better future. For example, receiving an education provides you with an opportunity to gt a better job once you finish school. I like that education also provides students with the opportunity to communicate with people overseas. 

In your free time, what do you enjoy doing the most? 

In my free time, I enjoy watching movies with my family.

Anything else you would like to add?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!