On Thursday 25/4/2013 Jo, Greg and Stewart will be heading to Port Moresby to meet with representatives of AUSAID, PNG Health and the Brien Holden Vision Institute. This trip is all about forging the key relationships we will need to launch our No Roads to Health Expeditions (up to 3 a year to begin with).
They will also be partnering up with local health care workers and optical technicians to run a clinic at the compound where the porters and their families live in Port Moresby. A tour of the Port Moresby General Hospital with the Director of Clinical services is also scheduled for Friday which should be a real eye opener. They will also be talking about "No Roads To Education". A project which will initially support the Kagi Elementary School in the PNG Highlands and the elementary school at the compound in Port Moresby. Exciting times!
If you know some health professionals that may want to join us - tell them to google "No Roads to Health" or email us at "email@example.com"
Steve Euki cuts a short and powerful figure; his kind nature shines through bright from his sometimes-shy demeanor. As you are aware, recently Steve became a proud father for the second time with his wife Glancy giving birth in dramatic and near fatal circumstances.
This was No Roads first trek of the 2013 season and Steve just happened to be the Lead Guide on the initial trip. No Roads flew Steve and his wife from Efogi to Port Moresby because of complications during birth that threatened both Glancy and his unborn child’s life. No Roads organised a plane to fly them to Port Moresby were Glancy was able to have the expertise of the Port Moresby medical staff. Both mother and child survived. Steve sent his wife and new (still unnamed) baby home to Kagi on a plane after the small miracle, and he remained behind to prepare for the trip ahead.
The Kokoda Track Foundation has been awarded the inaugural Westpac Community Grant - Pacific. This is the first ever awarded to an organisation that operates in a Westpac Pacific country.
The Kokoda Track Foundation is an Australian philanthropic organisation which aims to repay the selfless help given to Australia during World War II by the 'Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels' of Papua New Guinea (PNG) by helping them to improve the lives and futures of their descendants.
The Foundation does this by assisting with education, environmental care and healthcare initiatives. It also helps to grow an eco-friendly trekking and tourism industry from which they can benefit by keeping alive the story of Kokoda and identifying and fostering the next generation of PNG leaders.