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Thank you for registering your Expression of Interest for 'Wellah Walk to Kokoda' 2020!

We are really excited to see you here!

With support from Our Spirit Adventures, Spark Health is excited to bring 'Wellah Walk to Kokoda', a health and wellbeing program that will build and inspire positive Aboriginal youth role models in the Western suburbs of Melbourne.

In 2019, young Aboriginal males from the Western suburbs joined the Wellah Walks program and embarked on a journey to complete the Kokoda track in November. To see more of their journey, check out our website here: https://sparkhealth.com.au/pages/wellah-walk

In 2020 we will be selecting Aboriginal females aged between 16-19 to become part of our 'Wellah Walks' program and complete the Kokoda trail in Papua New Guinea from June 26th - July 7th 2020.

Participants will also have the opportunity to:
- increase resilience and improve their health and wellbeing
- grow leadership attributes
- improve cultural knowledge and strengthen identity
- learn about the roles Aboriginal soldiers have played on the Kokoda trail

As part of the program, participants will be expected to participate in the Wellah Together program, attend a number of workshops and hikes in preparation for the trail in 2020.


Wellah Together:

Participants will be expected to be part of our 6 week Wellah Together program. Wellah Together is a weekly health and wellbeing program delivering health education to the Community. Wellah Together starts on Monday Feb 10th at the Aboriginal Community Centre in Wyndham Vale and finishes 23rd of March. To register head to:  www.sparkhealth.com.au/pages/wellah-together
Workshop key dates:

Workshop 1 - Tues April 21st 6:00pm
Workshop 2 - Tues April 28th 6:00pm
Workshop 3 - Tues May 5th 6:00pm
Workshop 4 - Tues May 12th 6:00pm
Workshop 5 -Tues May 19th 6:00pm
Workshop 6 - Tues May 26th 6:00pm
Workshop 7 - Tues June 2nd 6:00pm
Workshop 8 - Tues June 9th 6:00pm
Workshop 9 - Tues June 16th 6:00pm
Final check in - Tues June 23rd 6:00pm

Location - Bridge Road Community Centre, 260-266 Bridge Rd Melton South VIC 3338

Training Hikes: Happening in various locations in Victoria

Training Hike 1 – Sat March 14th
Training Hike 2 – Sat March 28th  
Training Hike 3 – Sat April 25th
Training Hike 4 – Sat May 4th

Travel to Papua New Guinea for Kokoda Trail:
June 26th - July 7th 2020

In this registration you will find questions asking about why you want to be part of our program, who is a leader to you and what you would hope to achieve as part of 'Wellah Walk to Kokoda'. Please don't hold back in your answers! We would love to hear what inspires you and what makes you passionate!

After you have completed your registration, we would love to meet you at our upcoming Information Nights.

Info Night one:
Tuesday 28th January
6pm – 7:30pm
260 Bridge Road

 Info Night two:
Thursday 30th January
6pm – 7:30pm
Aboriginal Community Centre
19 Communal Road (try 57 Cortland St, Wyndham Vale if this doesnt work)
Wyndham Vale

If you have any questions or queries about your Expression of Interest or the 'Wellah Walk to Kokoda' program, please don't hesitate to contact the Spark Health Team or 0400 151 699 (Lena) or 0437 584 123 (Sarah).

Thank you!

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* 1. Your details.

Please note, this should be completed by/with the young person applying for Wellah Walk.

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* 2. Do you identify as being:

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* 3. When is your birthday?


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* 4. How old will you be in June 2020?

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* 5. Do you currently go to school? If yes, what school do you go to?

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