Two courageous Indigenous teenagers from the Newman community, Kevin and Cheyenne, recently embarked on a profound journey retracing the steps of Anzac heroes along the historic Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Sponsored by Roy Hill, the teenagers, along with 12 other youths, undertook the challenging 96km trail through tropical rainforest as part of The Y WA’s Kokoda Track program. Indigenous Teenagers Brave Kokoda Track Journey Sponsored by Roy Hill
Led by experienced leaders from The Y WA, the program aims to nurture aspiring young leaders while providing them with unique cultural exchange opportunities. Kevin and Cheyenne, both aged between 15 and 25, experienced an emotional and transformative journey, immersing themselves in the PNG culture and overcoming physical challenges along the way.
After months of preparation, including hikes, boot camps, and nutritional adjustments, the participants tackled the grueling terrain, enduring uphill climbs and torrential rain. Despite the hardships, Kevin and Cheyenne described the adventure as incredibly rewarding and recommended it to other young people seeking personal growth and cultural immersion.
Roy Hill, committed to Indigenous empowerment and community engagement, fully supported the teenagers’ journey, covering their flights, accommodation, and equipment expenses. The company’s dedication to fostering Indigenous employment and preserving First Nations culture in the Pilbara region is evident through various initiatives, including partnerships with Traditional Owner groups, cultural training for employees, and philanthropic endeavors.
Led by mining magnate Gina Rinehart, Roy Hill’s Indigenous social investment program, the Hanrine Foundation, has garnered recognition for its impactful contributions across Western Australia. From supporting Indigenous employment and education to funding groundbreaking medical research, Roy Hill continues to demonstrate its commitment to creating positive change in Indigenous communities and beyond.
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