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Vanessa M Heleta

Director - Talitha Project


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Vanessa Heleta is founder and Director of the Talitha Project, which runs a drop-in centre for young women and girls in Tonga, providing security, training, income generation skills and support. Vanessa has worked to raise the marriage age in Tonga, through the ‘Let Girls be Girls’ campaign. She also contributed to the formation of the Special Olympics in Tonga, supporting athletes to win Tonga’s first gold medal in any international games at the 2015 Games.

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