Please forward this "template email" to everyone you know from around the world: MALO!
Greetings from the Kingdom of Tonga! I hope this email finds you well. My name is Farfum Ladroma and I am a Peace Corps volunteer in Tonga. I am writing to you today because I need your help! My students and I at GPS MATAMAKA (an outer-island Government Primary School in Vava’u) are pursuing a “POSTCARD PROJECT” and we need your assistance. We are asking everyone outside of Tonga to please send us a postcard of your hometown/city. We are trying to collect as many postcards as possible. This project will help enhance the student’s understanding of other places and cultures in the US and the world. As a result, I will highlight a short lesson from every place we receive a postcard. Therefore, it doesn’t matter if the postcard is from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Buenos Aires, Argentina, or Istanbul, Turkey. We will take them all!
I will keep a running list of all the postcards received with their origin on my blog at: http://farfumandtonga.blogspot.com/. Everyone may check to see if their postcard successfully makes it to Matamaka and learn more about my life in Peace Corps Tonga. Furthermore, my blog highlights other exciting projects that are currently underway in GPS Matamaka such as: solar power for clean energy and our coral gardens. GPS Matamaka is at this time establishing the first coral garden/rehabilitation project in Tonga. It is a collaborative effort between the village of Matamaka, the GPS School, and both local and international donors to regenerate and protect the coral reefs surrounding Matamaka.
The “POSTCARD PROJECT” will be a great cultural exchange for everyone involved. The project begins now and will continue until the end of my Peace Corps service in December 2011. Please help out if you can and tell everyone you know! In addition, feel free to forward this email to everyone on your email list if necessary. If you have any questions/comments or want to know more information about my work at GPS Matamaka, please do not hesitate on contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much and malo ‘aupito.
Please send postcards to:
c/o Peace Corps
P.O. BOX 136
KINGDOM OF TONGA
-Farfum (Feleti) Ladroma