Kokoda Trek Operators have been advised by the Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts of the following planned activities as part of the Kokoda Development Program in 2009-2010:

Note: Please note that the below-listed activities and dates are indicative. Actual activities and dates will be subject to a range of factors, for example:

– Weather: construction activities have been delayed to the extended wet season (for example, AusAID advises that all construction work for Kokoda, Kovelo, Hoi, Isurava, Alola and Abuari is delayed as a result of the river crossing at Kumusi River. Construction will re-commence once a temporary bridge is installed);
– Community availability/willingness to participate;
– District and Provincial Government schedules – for example classroom construction needs to align with the timing of provision of a teacher by the Provincial Government.

Kokoda – July 2009 to February 2010
• Refurbish and repair Kokoda Health Centre
• Construction of a ‘Waiting Haus’ for high risk pregnant women (semi permanent construction), and construction of a kook haus with community support, construction of two pit toilets and two bucket showers for Waiting Haus, installation of incinerator
• Construction of two workshop buildings at Kokoda Vocational School
• Construction of additional toilets at Kokoda Elementary, Primary and vocational schools
• Installation of water tanks at Kokoda Elementary, Primary and vocational schools
• Supply and installation of additional teachers’ and students’ desks/chairs at primary school
• Maintenance on existing classrooms and teachers’ houses
• Support KDHC to have a functional rural laboratory for testing malaria, STIs and other communicable diseases as well as basic lab tests
• Installation of solar lights
• Purchase and distribution of essential clinical equipment including infection control and waste management training programs
• Purchase and distribution of basic furniture and fittings – office, clinic, maternal and child health
• Support quarterly reviews of Kokoda Health Centres
• Support recruitment of a registered midwife for District Health Centre
• Conduct adult and community training opportunities at Kokoda Skills Institute
• Conduct ongoing monthly immunisation and Child Health Patrols

Hoi (Timing and service levels to be determined following consultation with Oro Provincial Government)
• Conduct ongoing monthly immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Feasibility study on water supply

Kovelo – (Timing and service levels to be determined following consultation with Oro Provincial Government)
• Upgrade elementary school
• Ongoing monthly immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Feasibility study on water supply
• Facilitate sports training by participants from Kokoda course (sports equipment already provided)

Isurava – (Timing and service levels to be determined following consultation with Oro Provincial Government)
• Re-establish the elementary school
• Establish Community School – Construction of one multi-purpose classroom
• Construction of one girls’ VIP toilet
• Construction of one teacher’s permanent house
• Establish aid post
• Undertake village water supply study

Alola – (Timing and service levels to be determined following consultation with Oro Provincial Government)
• Re-establish elementary school
• Ongoing monthly Immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Undertake feasibility study on water supply

Abuari – (Timing and service levels to be determined following consultation with Oro Provincial Government)
• Construction of pit toilets, two bucket showers and rural incinerator at aid post
• Installation of water supply for aid post
• Installation of solar lights, health radio, battery and solar panels
• Purchase of essential infection control equipment
• Purchase and distribution of basic furniture and fittings – office, clinic, maternal and child health and residence
• Undertake small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Ongoing monthly immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Conversion of community school to elementary school

Kagi – (July 2009 to April 2010)
• Establish Kagi Elementary School

Aid Post
• Construction of two toilets and bucket showers, install incinerator
• Installation of solar lights, health radio, battery and solar panels
• Purchase essential infection control equipment
• Purchase and distribution of basic furniture and fittings – office, clinic, maternal and child health and residence
• Small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply

Kavovo Primary School (between Kagi and Naduri) – (July 2009 to April 2010)
• Construction of two dormitories and two ablution blocks at Kavovo
• Installation of solar power, including lighting and power outlets to classrooms, dormitories, ablution blocks and teachers’ houses

Naduri – (July 2009 to April 2010)
• Establish Naduri Elementary School
• Construction of a new community health post facility and two staff houses
• Construction of Haus Win Resting Place (health promotion / women’s meeting place)
• Installation of water tank and feeder and reticulation;
• Construction of toilets and bucket showers, install incinerator
• Installation of solar lights in health post
• Purchase of clinical equipment for birthing and infection control
• Purchase and distribution of basic furniture and fittings – office, clinic, maternal and child health and residence
• Small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training

Launumu – (July 2009 – December 2009)
• Small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Basic food preparation and small scale business projects
• Ongoing monthly Immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training

Efogi – (July 2009 to December 2009)
• Construction of a double classroom with office/storeroom and two teachers’ houses at Efogi Primary
• Complete installation of remaining toilets and showers at Efogi health centre
• Engage the community to build a traditional ‘Waiting Haus’ and cook house
• Supply and installation of additional teachers’ and students’ desks/chairs
• Support a functional rural laboratory for testing malaria, STIs and other communicable diseases
• Installation of solar lights
• Small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Ongoing monthly Immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training

Enivilogo – (July 2009 to May 2010)
• Establish Envililogo Elementary School
• Construction of a toilets at Envilogo Elementary School
• Small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Ongoing monthly Immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training

Manari – (July 2009 to May 2010)
• Construction of a double classroom with office/storeroom at Manari Community School
• Supply and installation of two rain water tanks and school water supply
• Small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training

Aid Post
• Develop Aid Post as a community health post
• Build Haus traditional ‘Waiting Haus’ (health promotion / women’s meeting place)
• Repair water tank and feeder for reticulation
• Construction of three toilets, bucket shower, incinerator
• Installation of solar lights
• Purchase of essential infection control equipment
• Purchase and installation of health radio, battery and solar panels
• Maintenance to the existing solar fridge, battery
• Purchase of clinical equipment
• Basic office, clinic, maternal and child health and residence
• Ongoing monthly Immunisation and Child Health Patrols

Naoro – (July 2009 to May 2010)
• Construction of one double classroom with office/storeroom at Naoro Elementary School
• Installation of water supply at Naoro Elementary School
• Immunisation and Child Health Patrols
• Installation of tanks and toilets
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training

Aid Post
• Support Executive Excellence with construction of Aid Post
• Construction of staff house, provide water supply, two pit toilets, two bucket showers, laundry tub and incinerator
• Installation of solar lights, health radio, battery and solar panels
• Purchase and distribution of Aid Post kit (essential antibiotics, anti-malarias etc) and other clinical equipment

Vesulogo (July 2009 to October 2009)
• Aid Post maintenance
• Construct an two external pit toilets and two bucket showers and laundry tubs and maintenance to water tank and taps into the Aid Post
• Install rural incinerator and solar lights
• Work with Salvation Army Health Services to maintain water tank, guttering, down pipes and feeder and provide reticulation
• Construction of a double classroom with office/storeroom and installation of two rain water tanks at Vesulogo elementary school
• Infection control program
• Small scale water and rural electrification survey
• Maintenance to existing water supply
• Sports training

Depo (July 2009 to October 2009)
• Construction of a double classroom with office/storeroom
• Supply additional teachers’ and students’ desks and chairs
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training

Sogeri (July 2009 to October 2009)
• Elementary school maintenance
• Supply additional teachers’ and students’ desks and chairs
• Construction of two septic toilets at Sogeri Elementary School
• Purchase and installation of solar lights and rural incinerator for health facility
• Repair of existing Health Centre staff houses
• Construct toilets for staff houses
• Purchase and distribution of essential clinical furniture and equipment
• Purchase and distribution of basic furniture and fittings – basic office, clinic, maternal and child health and residence
• Training for Village Health Volunteers for Sogeri Valley
• Women’s leadership training
• Sports training