Humbled and honoured – is how I feel when I am asked about Project Village. The great loss of my mother, aged 81 in 2021, turned my pain into a purpose. COVID-19 lockdown presented a new set of challenges for mum and my family. I was determined to beat it! Project Village was born.
What fuels my determination even further is the realisation of a pressing need within our community—the need for improved care in the comfort of one’s own home. Strengthen what remains and empower primary caregivers and families to enhance the overall quality of life for their loved ones.
Over the past 15 years, I have had the privilege of working in various roles within the field of HR (Human Resources), spanning across diverse industries such as education, health, transport, and retail. Gained a Diploma in Human Resources. Throughout my career, I have collected invaluable experience in administration, recruitment, and advisory, but it is my unwavering passion for creating an environment where every person feels valued, sees their potential, empowered, respected, and appreciated.
I am a New Zealand born Samoan raised in Upper Hutt. My mother Tumua is from Sagone, Sasina, Fagae’e in Savai’i and my father Fepulea’i is from Safa’atoa, Lefaga Apia and Matavai, Savai’i. My husband, Tai Moananu is also NZ Samoan born raised in Berhampore. Together, we have three amazing children. The eldest, Yasmin-Taila is married to Philip and their two precious treasures, Taya-Rose and Ella. Next is daughter, Sophia and son, Luca.
TOA Manuia is empowerment to our loved ones. Strengthen what remains for our communities and generations. Together, we can do so much more.