Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge


Kokoda Challenge Trekkers raise $1800 for Network Kokoda.

To mark the 10 year anniversary of Gosford RSL sponsoring local students to do the Kokoda Challenge, 2018 & 2019 trekkers hiked a section of the Great North Road.  They also organised family and friends to sponsor them raising $1800 that was donated to Network Kokoda who partner with Kokoda Trail communities to develop sustainable, income-generating initiatives that create a brighter future for the people along the Kokoda Track.

Gosford RSL Club has been sponsoring local high school students to participate in the Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge since 2010. 

The trek takes place in the September school holidays each year. This year’s local young adults will join with many others from all over NSW and also several from interstate to undertake this arduous walk in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. They will follow in the footsteps of those who fought in the Kokoda Campaign. They will learn of the history of that campaign along the way and will pass through villages where they will interact with the local inhabitants.  To date, more than 20 local trekkers have been sponsored by Gosford RSL Club to take the Kokoda Challenge and all have found it to be a life changing experience.

Gosford RSL Club is pleased to promote and support this youth leadership initiative, to the benefit of local young adults and to honour the sacrifice of those who fought in the Kokoda Campaign in World War 2.

This year Kokoda Challenge Trekkers are raising funds for Network Kokoda.  Network Kokoda honours the war time legacy of our Kokoda Veterans and the PNG wartime carriers through agriculture, education, health and leadership initiatives by partnering with the villagers along the Kokoda Trail.  Donations tins are located at the reception of Gosford RSL Club.

 

For further information, please contact the Kokoda Challenge Co Ordinator,
Maureen Horne, 4323 2311; exec@grsl.com.au  www.kokodatreks.com