Our Staff

Here at METI we have committed, qualified staff who are passionate about seeing change happen! Learn more about us below.

We asked our staff, “why do you enjoy working for METI?”

Lalovaea Office Staff

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Dr Walter Vermeulen – Executive Director

I’ve worked from day one at METI, and every day is an excitement; to see METI growing and doing what it’s supposed to do, which is to achieve our mission and vision. (PS. If you want to know what METI’s Mission and Vision is, click here!)

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Seuga Faamatuainu – Public Relations Officer

I love working at METI because I want to help people with diabetes, hypertension and other non-communicable diseases.

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Supervisor Auvele – Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

I value people-centred programs and most of METI’s work focus on people and their real needs. METI’s holistic approach to managing its Environmental, Agricultural, Educational, and Health related projects has moulded the community to work with nature, not against it.

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Lealofi Fosi – Finance Officer

I enjoy working at METI because it gave me the chance to continue learning more about accounting and continuing my career.

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Seiuli Elisara – Finance Specialist

I enjoy working at METI because it gives me the opportunity to continue my career as as an accountant. Coming from a background of work in government and the private sector it also gives me the chance to experience more project-based finance skills as well as learning more about the NGO sector.

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Fagalima Faasoi – Central Trainer

I enjoy working at METI because I get to train people about life skills and permaculture. I like to teach people about healthy living and how to use healthy food. It is encouraging to see so many people following the diet.

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Aloema Fretton – Project Coordinator

I love working here with METI because of their bottom-up approach. We work with the community, which is so important, and means we are actually helping people who are the most in need.

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Nuulelei Talepa – Central Trainer

I enjoy being a trainer at METI because I like getting out into the villages and facilitating the life skills and permaculture training. I also love seeing people understand the link between the life skills training and the permaculture training and how it is changing lives. I also want to promote to the whole country the healthy living ideas that METI spreads, and why it’s so important for our permaculture training to promote ideas such as kitchen gardens so that people have access to healthy foods.