On our Back Track trips, you can rest assured that your visit is part of a larger collaborative effort between us and the local community. A few notable projects we are involved in are outlined below. If you’d like more information, please get in touch.
Back Track Adventures, through our Kokoda Treks, is the major employer and therefore the major source of income for the people of Naduri village. Currently we employ approximately 120 people from the village. There welfare and that of their families is important to us.
We are respectful of supporting their lifestyle; we are one of only two companies that currently recognise the Sabbath and do not trek on this day. Now, we are actively involved in improving the living conditions of the residents of Naduri village.
In October 2018, we installed 43 solar powered lights in homes in the Naduri Village, which is made up of approximately 500 people. This made an extremely positive impact on the local community. It enabled students to study at night, a safe clean source of light other than a smoke environment and will encourage more productive time for family and the community.
Josh Niven, the elected ward representative said, “We were born in darkness and now we have light.”
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the friends of Back Track who donated a little and a lot to fund this project.
On the first night of light, people could be heard calling from home to home in local Motu language… we are happy, we are happy.
This project was completed in cooperation and partnership with the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF).