Clayton Henry trekking Kokoda for MotoAid Charity
Australian Kokoda Tours is proud to facilitate and support trekkers who take on Kokoda for a cause. This month, Clayton Henry is trekking Kokoda to fulfil his bucket list dream and raise funds for his charity, MotoAid.
MotoAid provide support to health organisations in East Timor in terms of motorcycle safety, maintenance and management systems. Clayton’s goal is to expand MotoAid to other parts of the Pacific, including Papua New Guinea, home to our porters and many of our trek leaders.
Midwives, nurses, doctors and development workers in East Timor and other countries in the Pacific reply on motorbikes to access remote areas. If these bikes breakdown, there is no road side assistance to help, and often no garage to fix them. Without a motorbike, there’s no way to provide these services to the people who need them most, where there are no roads.
MotoAid delivers training in safe riding, as well as basic daily mechanical checks and transport management systems. This training is proven to provide positive health outcomes to both health workers and the communities they serve.
MotoAid has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Timor-Leste Red Cross to implement a ‘Train the Trainer’ program, with an aim of successfully training 400 health workers by July 2020.
Clayton’s goal is to raise $2,000 to go towards the initial training of 20 Red Cross trainers in Timor-Leste. He has currently raised just under $500 and is hoping the Australian Kokoda Tours community would like to get behind the cause to support him and through MotoAid donations.