Rethinking Tokelau Education

Tokelau and the role of New Zealand volunteers

The purpose of this study is to review and evaluate Volunteer Service Abroad’s (VSA) Tokelau programme and identify the impacts of the work of 26 New Zealand volunteers undertaking 28 volunteer assignments between 1 July 2000 to 30 June 2010. This study charts the history of VSA’s decade long engagement with the Government of Tokelau; identifies the contribution of New Zealand volunteers to the development of education in Tokelau; outlines the findings of a recent study; identifies lessons learnt, and looks to the future.

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