Dear Wayne and the Kokoda Spirit team,
My daughter Caitlin was a member of this Yarrawonga College P-12 trek team and I want to thank Kokoda Spirit for providing her with a truly unique once in a lifetime experience.
Caitlin is a very determined child with high expectations on herself and prior to the trip was quite anxious about being able to complete the track.
Not only did she complete the track but she has learnt so much about her own ability that no other life experience could have provided for her.
I think it is safe to say she has returned a different person because she now has self- belief and confidence in her ability to take on the unknown and take the risk of possibly not succeeding, but not missing out on the opportunity. We are so extremely proud of her and know that this experience will provide lifelong benefits for her.
Our son David did the trek 2 years ago and we feel it was certainly a life changing event in his life with his determination and strength of character enhanced by the Kokoda experience. He is about to sit his VCE exams so we hope he can take some of the “spirit of Kokoda” into his exams with him!!
Huge thanks to Max the guide who from all accounts was excellent with the kids.
Thank you once again,
Carolyn and Tim O’Dwyer