Papua New Guinea, Kokoda College


PNG struggles to provide universal access to education for all school-aged children; and in PNG’s out-of-school population, girls outnumber boys 2:1 (UNESCO). There is a paucity of teachers resulting in many out-of-school children; and existing teachers struggle to access support, upskilling and in-service opportunities. The introduction of Tuition-Fee-Free Education was fraught with difficulties, unreliable transfers of subsidies, and overcrowding of classrooms; and the recent re-structure of the schooling system (1-6-6) lacks strategy and clarity for teachers who are at risk of losing their jobs due to limited pathways into upgrading. These issues are compounded in remote areas.

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After construction

Project Type

Construction of school building with 2 classrooms for additional 60 students and adjoining office area


Construction Period:
April 2022 – September 2022


61.000 €




Kokoda Track Foundation




The estimated budget includes building materials, labor, transport & logistics, project management & support. The plan is the construction of a double classroom with adjoining office area to accommodate an additional 60+ FT students annually at Kokoda College. The construction work can be set up immediately, but the weather (wet/dry season) will be a factor to its progress.