heartThe Tessa Foundation

The Tessa Foundation is devoted to furthering human rights for people challenged by oppression, disability, hunger, and abuse.


Tessa LibraryThe Tessa Library

The Tessa Library focuses on providing the village of Tu’anuku in the Kingdom of Tonga with educational opportunities. The library provides the school’s principle, teachers, children and villagers access to literary materials, scholastic tools, and computers.

The library was envisioned by Tessa the day she started teaching at the school, and became reality in 2006 through The Tessa Foundation. The Peace Corps volunteers who are assigned to the village help assist in maintaining the library. The contents within the library enhance the lives of all the villagers.