Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF)

Hope for rural communities

This year, Joyce has made four trips to the Kokoda College from her village in the middle of the Kokoda Trail, crossing high rivers during the rainy season and trekking 50km each way via one of the country’s most arduous and gruelling tracks.

Over on the other side of the country, Jason from Togoa village, in Western Province, travels 4 hours each day to get to the Balimo College, paddling 40km in a dinghy, followed by a 1.5 hour walk to reach the campus. He does not have relatives in Balimo and therefore must commute each day.

Scholarship scheme for Kokoda children

Papua New Guinea Special Purpose Authority, the Kokoda Track Authority (KTA), and international development NGO, the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), have teamed up to fund the parent contribution project fees for more than 1,850 primary school students from all eligible KTA wards along and around the Kokoda Track.

Largest ‘Teach for Tomorrow’ project announced

In its largest roll-out of the project to date, KTF and its partners at the PNG Education Institute and Southern Highlands Department of Education, will deliver the final stage of the mixed-mode, multigrade certificate of elementary teaching to 669 teachers across the Province.

New cohort of Archer Leaders announced

Teach for Tomorrow trains 377 more teachers

This was made possible through the Teach for Tomorrow project, an initiative delivered by the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), PNG Education Institute (PNGEI) and New Ireland Provincial Department of Education.

The certificate enables partially trained teachers – some 7,500 across PNG – to meet the PNG Government’s new minimum qualifications required of elementary teachers. Without the additional certification, the teachers would no longer be employable on the Government’s payroll, putting at risk the schooling of 225,000 students.

​57 more certified teachers

The project was delivered by the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), PNG Education Institute (PNGEI) and Manus Provincial Department of Education.

The Certificate enables partially trained teachers – some 7,500 across PNG – to upgrade their qualifications to meet the PNG Government’s new changes to the minimum qualifications required of elementary teachers. Without the additional six weeks’ training, the teachers would no longer be employable, putting at risk the schooling of hundreds of thousands of students.

Program expands to New Ireland

Generously funded by Newcrest Mining, the James Family Foundation and New Ireland Provincial Department of Education, the training program enables partially-trained elementary teachers to complete their Certificates of Elementary Teaching and become certified as fully-fledged elementary teachers.

​NGOs light up Hanuabada Village

International development NGO, the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), and Australian charity, SolarBuddy, this week worked alongside Hanuabada relief coordinators, Dadi Toka Jnr and Lohia Boe Samuel, to deliver solar lights to the community.

SolarBuddy and KTF have been partnering for the past 12 months to light up the lives of children and families in remote areas across PNG.

​534 more elementary teachers get certified

The project is delivered by the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), Papua New Guinea Education Institute (PNGEI) and Morobe Provincial Department of Education.

The Certificate enables partially trained teachers – some 7,500 across PNG – to upgrade their qualifications to meet the new minimum qualifications required of elementary teachers.

Supported by Newcrest Mining Limited, the Australian Government, and the Morobe Provincial Government, the training was delivered over six weeks in facilities provided by the Pileh Community.

KTF completes Making Books workshop in two provinces

Key projects include teacher traininghealth infrastructuremicro businesses and leadership programs.

As part of the ongoing projects, the foundation last week completed two successful workshops on Making Books – one in Tufi, Northern  Province and another in Morobe Province.