In 2018, Cyclone Gita struck the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga. It was the strongest cyclone to ever hit the country and caused long-lasting damage.

The Kolonga Government Primary School where Sione attended as a child was badly hit.

In October 2018, Sione’s Foundation delivered 2x 40ft shipping containers full of building supplies, tools and materials to rebuild the school with the help of 62 volunteers.