Welcome to the Tonga National Visual Impairments Association

An organization of and for persons who are blind or with low vision, representing our authentic voice for inclusion in a barrier-free and inclusive society where all our rights and capabilities are realized and respected.

Who we are

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and advocating for the visually impaired community in the Kingdom of Tonga.

Established in 2014, the Tonga National Visual Impairments Association (TNVIA) has worked tirelessly to enhance the lives of individuals with visual impairments.

Our Values

At the heart of the Tonga National Visual Impairments Association’s unwavering commitment to realizing its vision and mission are the core values that drive our actions and guide our decisions. 

These values not only define who we are but also shape the way we serve and support individuals with visual impairments. 

Our dedication to these principles is a testament to our devotion to inclusivity, accountability, and unity.

'Ofeina Leka, TNVIA Chairperson

Our core values are

Respect for Abilities

We value and respect the abilities of persons who are blind and those with low vision

Accountability and Transparency

We are accountable, transparent, united, diverse, inclusive, and have integrity.

Respect, Honesty, and Trustworthiness

We are respectful, honest, innovative, creative, trustworthy, and responsive.

Unity in Diversity

We believe in equality, including gender, age, ethnicity, and religious beliefs.

Our focus

Our mission is to promote the rights and well-being of individuals with visual impairments in Tonga.

Advocate for Inclusion

We strive to ensure that individuals with visual impairments have equal access to education, employment, and recreational opportunities.

Raise Awareness

We work diligently to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the visually impaired and promote understanding and empathy within the wider community.

Provide Support

We offer a range of support services, including access to assistive technologies, training, and resources that empower individuals with visual impairments to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Collaborate

We actively collaborate with government agencies, non-profits, and businesses to create a more accessible and inclusive environment for the visually impaired.

Our Team

The staff at the office consists of the President, Office Manager and Project Manager.

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Katoanga Lokotui

President

Teu Mone

Office Manager

Fe'ofa'aki Leka

Project Manager

Our partners

We acknowledge those who support us through funding, planning & program development and the implementation of our Strategic plan

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