Funafula is a beautiful island, population around 20 or 30, about 30 minutes by boat along the lagoon from Fongafale, Funafuti Atoll.
Funafala is worth the trip all by itself, but I was invited to join a small group heading down to Funafula and observe a group of school children planting mangrove seedlings as part of a climate change adaptation program, aiming to protect the shoreline. The mangrove seedings were grown in a nursery on the main island, and brought down by boat for planting. There were volunteers helping organise the planting from the Republic of China (Taiwan) embassy, and from a Japanese NGO non-profit organisation called Tuvalu Overview. I hope that uploading these photos plays some small role in bringing broader awareness of these projects.
Funafala is at the southern point of Funafuti Atoll: