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Kokoda Youth Challenge Program

19/05/2017
​Congratulations to seven of our Year 11 students Tristan, Jackson, Caitlin, Annika, Jessie, Hannah and Lily on their selection to participate in the Kokoda Youth Challenge Program (KYCP). Only 55 students from across the nation have been selected for entry into this program. The inspiration for the KYCP comes from the young, untested soldiers of the 39th Battalion who fought on the Kokoda Track during World War II. In the face of extraordinary hardship, they displayed courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice. These values embody the Kokoda Spirit and are central to Kokoda Youth Foundation’s vision and mission of ‘Changing Lives’. KYCP creates experiences that have the potential to reshape character, reset personal limits, reconnect people with each other and nature, and help them discover the true meaning of courage, endurance, mateship and sacrifice. 
Our seven students will take part in this 14 month experience that includes walking the 
Kokoda Trail in Papua New Guinea, community volunteering and completing the 30km and 96km Challenges here in Queensland. They will be busy and very fit!! We are very proud of these students for committing to supporting the Kokoda Foundation and it’s life changing charity work.
Ferny Grove SHS has been a long supporter of the 
Kokoda Foundation, with teams completing both the 96km or 48 km challenges through the Gold Coast hinterland since 2010. This year we have entered 19 teams of four students and a teacher/leader in the 48km Challenge to be undertaken in Brisbane.