Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Scholarships
In 2014, the Foundation is supporting over 450 elementary, primary, secondary and tertiary students on Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Scholarships. The scholarships cover students’ tuition fees, educational resources and uniform, food, and boarding (where applicable). Scholarships are awarded to students for the rest of their schooling and make an enormous difference to families struggling to pay expensive school fees in PNG.
In 2014 we continue with our flagship project - the construction and opening of the Kokoda College. Already in its first stage of construction, the Kokoda College will be a state-of-the-art training facility based in remote Kou Kou village. It will offer courses in Elementary & Primary Teaching and Community Health Work. There is a lack of training facilities throughout PNG in rural areas and the Kokoda College is already becoming a beacon of hope for the region and the nation. >> Read more >>
Elementary & Primary Teacher Training
Local primary and elementary teachers are urgently needed for schools situated in many of the Kokoda Track communities. In partnership with the PNG Education authorities, the Foundation has trained 56 elementary teachers in the past via its Certificate of Elementary Teaching, and is also supporting some members of the communities along the track to train as primary teachers via the PNG Diploma of Primary Teaching. These teachers will return to their home villages to operate the schools after they have graduated from the course. >> Read more about our teachers >>
Track Teacher Salary Incentives
The Foundation also supports elementary teachers along the Track via its Track Teacher Salary Incentives program. This initiative was created in 2011 to ensure that the elementary schools along the Kokoda Track remain open. In 2014, the Foundation is supporting the salaries of 25 qualified elementary teachers along the Kokoda Track. Without our support, the schools would close. >> Discover more about the teachers we support along the Track >>
School Resource and Infrastructure Support
In 2014, we continue to support 43 elementary, primary and secondary schools with vital educational resources and infrastructure support. Each of our schools are supported with a range of resources including textbooks and library books, stationeries, teacher resources, furniture, and general maintenance for classrooms.
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Archer Leadership Scholars Program
This year, the Foundation is also continuing its Archer Leadership Scholars program. Funded by the Fred P. Archer Charitable Trust, this exciting scholarship is the first of its kind in PNG. It is awarded annually to six exceptional tertiary students from across PNG who have demonstrated exceptional academic abilities, promising leadership skills and a desire to go on to future leadership roles in PNG. >> Read more about the scholars here >>
Every year, the Foundation awards the Bisset Medal to the top student graduating from its Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel Scholarship Program. Named after Stan & Butch Bisset, Bisset Medal winners are supported with their university tuition and boarding fees, food and living allowances, a school resource allowance, mentoring, and an exchange program to Australia. The Foundation has awarded 5 Bisset Medals in the past and will award its sixth in 2014. >> Read more here >>
This year, the Foundation is also continuing to support Australian volunteers to be placed in schools along the Kokoda Track, providing a rich exchange for both the teachers and the students. The Foundation identifies and supports Australian training and professional development courses for the local elementary teachers. >> Read more here >>