The Kokoda Track Foundation is aiming for another sell out for their annual fundraising gala, the Raph Honner Oration Dinner. Taking place on the 18th of October, the Foundation reports that half of the tables are already sold.
Genevieve Nelson, executive director of the Kokoda Track Foundation, said: “The Ralph Honner Oration Dinner is always a very special evening, it allows us to show our achievements and highlight all the work that still needs to be done to help the people of PNG.”
“I believe this year’s speaker, our wonderful Ambassador the 93-year old Captain Bede Tongs MM, is the big draw card. Bede will deliver the oration and will reflect on leadership and how this impacted his life during his time on the Track as well as after.” Genevieve continued.
The fundraising focus of the evening will be the Kokoda College – the Foundation’s most ambitious and biggest project to date. In a bid to break the poverty cycle, the Foundation is building a training College in the jungle of Papua New Guinea. The College will operate a School of Education and a School of Health and will train urgently-needed teachers and community health workers for the Kokoda region and PNG.
“We have raised the funds for the construction of the college, however we need further vital funds to operate the Kokoda College. We hope our guests will be generous. We look forward to making it one of the best events, for both our guests and the communities in PNG, who need our assistance so badly.” Genevieve concludes.