Register by 20 March 2020 and get $150 off your registration fee!
Join professional endurance athlete Sam Gash on a historic pilgrimage along the Kokoda Track and raise vital funds to give marginalised children the brighter future they deserve.
Save the Children Kokoda 2020 is your chance to retrace the footsteps of Australian history and positively impact children in need – now and in the future.
One of the world’s greatest treks, the Kokoda Track links the south and north coast of Papua New Guinea across 96 kilometres of rugged mountain terrain, jungle trails and remote villages.
As part of this incredible adventure, you will trek the trail alongside professional endurance athlete Samantha Gash and a team of passionate supporters. You’ll challenge yourself like never before as you trek through dense jungle, experiencing the camaraderie of your teammates as you take on the tough terrain together—knowing every step you take will make a difference to the lives of children around the world.
Many children in Papua New Guinea don’t have access to a quality education. Remoteness, gender inequity, exclusion and lack of teaching and learning resources are all factors that stop children reaching important milestones in their learning. Your fundraising efforts will help Save the Children Australia implement changes that will improve outcomes for children in Papua New Guinea.
“This will be a personally transformative experience where you will be tested physically and mentally, all in the name of a great cause.”
– Sam Gash.
The funds you raise on the adventure will go towards our Papua New Guinea programs, designed to help at risk children gain access to quality education and health services.
Research shows that 40% of the population in Papua New Guinea, live under the poverty line, surviving on less than $2 a day. The current state of education in PNG is characterised by low literacy levels, poor school attendance and high gender inequality. In addition, women and girls in PNG suffer from endemic gender-based violence, some of the highest levels outside of a conflict zone.
Malnutrition is also a persistent issue in PNG. A range of factors contribute to poor nutrition, including inadequate infant feeding and diseases that impair nutrient absorption.
School enrolment rates are low with a primary enrolment rate of 74.4% and a secondary rate of just 44.4%. Studies have found that women in PNG are more likely to be illiterate, have lower levels of primary and secondary school education and are less represented at the university level than men.
Save the Children Australia fund a number of initiatives and programs aimed at improving literacy and numeracy and protecting children from violence and diseases such as HIV and TB.
2 - 13 November 2020
12 Day Trip
9 Day Challenge
Twin-share in hotels and comfortable campsites
Registration fee: $590 (non-refundable)
Travel quote: $4,799
Fundraising Target: $10,000
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