Tonga Adventists host World Teachers’ Day celebrations

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Teachers marching down the main street of the Tongan capital, Nuku'alofa.

For the first time the Seventh-day Adventist education system in Tonga was given the honour to host local celebrations to mark World Teachers’ Day.

Tonga Mission president Pastor Saia Vea was the guest speaker for the day and the Beulah Adventist College brass band led a parade of school teachers who marched down the main street of the Tongan capital, Nuku’alofa.

“It was a great opportunity for Adventist teachers to witness to other teachers our faith,” said Beulah College principal Lolinita Manuofetoa.

Teachers from other schools said they were very blessed by the message from Pastor Saia and impressed with the students’ singing.

World Teachers’ Day is celebrated on October 5—this year’s theme was “Young teachers: the future of the profession”.