Kokoda kids dish it up to the Diggers on ANZAC Day

KIDS from the Kokoda Challenge Youth Program will meet and serve Diggers at the Currumbin RSL Gunfire Breakfast this morning following the 5am Dawn Service at Elephant Rock. 

It’s a significant day for the kids as they near the end of the 14-month program that is re-writing their future using the legacy of the most significant battle fought by Australians in World War II.

The program targets Australian kids at the crossroads taking them on a physically challenging and emotionally charged journey of mental endurance written around the values and history of Kokoda.


The Diggers may seem unlikely role models for young kids battling challenging circumstances, but they now share a life experience and a fierce and hard learned lesson on how ‘courage, mateship, sacrifice and endurance’ can get you through to the other side.

The kids have completed the 96km Gold Coast Kokoda Challenge and conquered the life-changing Kokoda track in PNG and are now in the community service phase of the program.

Today, they’ll get their chance to serve the Diggers that have changed and inspired them in immeasurable ways.