Giving back to help local people in Papua New Guinea
In PNG, the majority of the population still live in isolated, rural areas with little or no access to basic services.
The Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF), our preferred regional partner, is working to provide those indigenous communities with access to education and health services. It also encourages the development of sustainable businesses and runs a leadership programme.
We support KTF in a number of ways:
- As well as the annual company contribution we give, many of our employees offer a monthly donation to KTF. We also raise funds through morning teas and at an annual dinner in aid of KTF, held in Sydney.
- We give hands-on help to the KTF leadership programme which aims to identify the next generation of leaders. We host students in our Sydney office, providing them with work experience and mentoring.
- KTF, in conjunction with the national and provincial authorities in PNG, has a School of Health to train health workers. A number of our medical staff volunteer there to provide training.