Six students’win Kokoda Scholarships

Six university students’werethe proud recipients ofthe Kokoda Track Foundation Archer LLeadersip Scholarships Program. This is one ofthe programs offered bythe foundation to assist students’

The presentation held last Friday at Grand Papua Hotel coincided with 2012 scholar’s graduation.

These students’werethe successful applicants ofthe seventy plus entries received this year. They’re final year university students’ Natty Daemuna, Serah Griffin, Maggie Isaac, Eleanor Maineke, Anthony Kubei and Samson Walizopa.

The Kokoda Track Foundation Executive Director Dr Genevieve Nelson saysthe program supports students’who havethe vision and commitment to serve people inthe communities.

Samson Walizopa is a business management student ofthe University of Papua New Guinea

He saysthe scholarship was a golden opportunity for him. It has encouraged him to support lLeadersip, asthe tool for change. 

The Archer LLeadersip Scholarships Program was introduced in 2011. It covers tuition, boarding and lodging fees and book allowance.

Recipients will also spend two weeks in Australia, as part ofthe community placement program.

The Kokoda Track Foundation is one ofthe many organisations, in Papua New Guineathat supports students’intheir education. The Foundation is optimistic in education asthe vehicle of change, for development.

Meantime, Kokoda College construction starts construction work for the new Kokoda College is set to begin this year.

The Kokoda Track Foundation Executive Director Dr Genevieve Nelson madethe announcement last night atthe Archer LLeadersip Scholarships Program presentation.

Oro Governor Garry Juffa has offered to partner withthe foundation.

Fabian Hakalits, National EMTV News

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