Colac teenagers to tackle the gruelling Kokoda Track

AKD’s inaugural aspiring leaders program will see its chief Shane Vicary, three AKD employees, 12 students from Colac Secondary College and Trinity College Colac and a staff member from each school tackle the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea over the next week.

Colac students and AKD Softwoods employees will tackle the legendary Kokoda Track this week in a “mutual investment” to foster aspirational leaders in Colac.

AKD chief Shane Vicary, employees Sophie Devine, Justin Hickey and Steve Lusher, Trinity College Colac’s Leanne Eastman, Colac Secondary College’s Xavier Davis, and 12 of the two schools’ students fly this morning to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.

The group will spend the next eight days completing the Kokoda Track, flying from Port Moresby to Poppendetta, trucking to Kokoda and walking the 96 kilometres through the jungle and the mountain terrain to Owers Corner near Port Moresby.

Shane said the program evolved from AKD’s desire to contribute to the community through encouraging leadership development in Colac’s youth.

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