Join us in fundraising to help female PNG students attend Kokoda College
Education is the key to the future in PNG, yet access to quality education is limited in remote areas like the Kokoda Track, and even further limited for girls. Girls are outnumbered by boys at all levels of education, with the disparity increasing the higher the level of education. At secondary level, boys outnumber girls 3 to 2.Kokoda College is an exception, offering second-chance education pathways for PNG’s teachers and health workers of the future, with a focus on offering equal opportunity for women. Operated by Australian NGO KTF, the College’s Flexible Open Distance Education program gives students the opportunity to upgrade their qualifications from Grade 10 to Grade 12, the NEW minimum entry requirement for a career in teaching and health work. Students share their time between campus and home, rotating between group lectures, tutoring and self-directed study at home. This flexibility is vital for women, often primary care-givers unable to travel away from their families for extended periods to study. Tablet technology, a digitised curriculum and KTF’s installation of solar systems to every household along the Kokoda Track enhances flexibility for female students.
Join us trekking over the UN International Day of the Girl Child fundraising to help female students attend Kokoda College. Just $3000 covers tuition fees for a year, changing a woman’s future.
For more information visit: www.ktf.ngo
The Kokoda Track holds an extremely important place in Australia’s history. So join with other women adventurers to remember and respect the soldiers who went to war. From July 1942, the route over the Owen Stanley Range witnessed the battle hardened Japanese war machine, encounter young, unprepared, untrained, unproven and hopelessly outnumbered Australian soldiers. It was on the Kokoda Track that the myth of Japanese invincibility was broken for the first time.
The track stretches 96 kilometres through what is arguably some of the most rugged and wild jungle in the world. It is a primal track, built over 200 years ago as a commuting route between villages before it became the scene of bitter fighting between Australian and Japanese soldiers.
After completing this Women’s only trek with other like minded women you can feel proud to have paid your respects to Australian wartime history, to having completed a personal physical challenge and to have changed PNG women’s lives for the better.
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