"Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone"
"Life is too short to blend in"
"There is no shortcut to any place worth going"
In October 2015 4 mates will attempt to kayak from Cape York (Australia) to Papua New Guinea before completing the Kokoda track in just 3 days.
Why? To help the Flight Centre Foundation's partner KTF (Kokoda Track Foundation) build brighter futures in Papua New Guinea.
600,000 school-aged children in PNG currently cannot go to school due to the lack of teachers. KTF wants to change that by training a new generation of teachers delivering a high quality education to children across the country. KTF Kokoda College’s pre-service teacher training facility in rural Kokoda village is currently training the first group of 20 teachers of the future.
The CY2K Challenge hopes to raise enough funding to train 5 fully qualified elementary teachers at the Kokoda College and equip them with a classroom of resources upon graduation.*
For more information on the Flight Centre Foundation and KTF, visit The Charities page.
* funds raised in excess of this goal will be distributed to KTF and the Flight Centre Foundation's other partner charities
12 Oct 2015 - depart Cape York for PNG by kayak
15 Oct 2015 - arrive Saibai
17 Oct 2015 - begin Kokoda track
20 Oct 2015 - arrive Kokoda, visit KTF's Kokoda College
21 Oct 2015 - return to Brisbane
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Andrew, Adam, Bobby and Jason all currently work full time for the Flight Centre Travel Group. Taking this challenge will see them go from behind the computer to some of the toughest conditions on earth. Read more about them here.
An expedition like this cannot get off the ground without the help and support of the wider community. To find out how you can get involved follow this link
The Flight Centre Foundation is the heart of the Flight Centre Travel Group’s corporate and social responsibility strategy. It provides company employees with a means to support nominated charities through workplace giving and fundraising initiatives. All staff donations are matched dollar-for-dollar by the company, which also offers a paid program for employees who want to volunteer their time to community charities.