PNG boys in town

SIXTEEN schoolboys from Kokoda in Papua New Guinea have arrived in Lismore mid-way through a two-week Australian tour.

Most of the boys are either rugby league players or basketballers and have been billeted out to host families from Trinity Catholic College for two nights.

Dr Rob Gillfillan works asan educational adviser on the Kokada Track.

He hopes the boys' visit will raise awareness of the self-sustainable lifestyles of the 6500-7000 people who live along the Kokoda Track.

It is also hoped the visit to Australia and Trinity Catholic College will improve education about life on the tack, and provide an opportunity for future cultural exchanges between the two schools.

The Kokoda boys will play indoor games of basketball and soccer against Trinity from 10am today.



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