The Kokoda Track Foundation is an Australian philanthropic organisation dedicated to repaying the selfless help given to Australia during WWII by the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of Papua New Guinea.
The Kokoda Track Foundation works in the communities living along the Kokoda Track as well as a number of communities in the broader catchment area providing education, health, and community development programs to all communities along the Track. This includes Naoro 1, Manari, Efogi 1 and 2, Kagi, Naduri, Alola, Isurava, Abuari, Hoi, Kovello, and Kokoda, as well as communities in the catchment area of the Track including Naoro 2, Edevu, Madilogo, Kebara, Gorari, Doboduru and the Northern Beaches. They run projects in over 40 communities throughout the catchment area.
As the Foundation grows, they continually expand the reach of their education, health, community development, and microbusiness programs as they strive to assist the descendents of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of Papua New Guinea.
Currently students from along the Kokoda Track attend schools throughout the catchment area and when they transition to high school they become boarding students at one of 7 high schools. Our secondary schools stretch as far south of the Track as Port Moresby and as far north of the Track as Popondetta. Our seed nurseries are situated in four locations in the Oro Province – Martyrs, Doboduru, Sariri and Ilimo – and our satellite nurseries have been established in over 30 villages throughout the Province who were affected by Cyclone Guba.