Thursday, 9 July 2009

Deployed!


Hi, it's me, Yolanda, here to give you an update as our communications officer has been deployed for a very important mission to check out some of the 09E project sites.

It was not all work for the venturers at the 4-day induction; there were also some fun and games for everyone to join in! Besides the name games and energisers, the venturers were in for a little friendly competition in the Raleighlympics!

The boys, triumphant from their first event.

Tug of war!

Mac's Special
Crab Football

And the winners are...

The Raleighlympics is a teambuilding medley of games that tests the strength and teamworking abilities of the group but most importantly, above all other importance, it's FUN! Teams competed in games such as crab football, tug-of-war and a special race that is Mac's Special (as it was designed by Mac, our Country Programme Manager.)

And after just four days of training, playing and acclimatising to the weather and culture of Borneo, the Sabah Ministry of Youth and Sport gave a spectacular send-off to the team with an official opening ceremony for Borneo 09E, which was attended by the Assitant Minister of Youth and Sport Datuk Jahid Jahim, the deputy permanent secretary of Youth and Sport, Tuan Haji Awang Damit Awang Anak, Raleigh Borneo project partners Leap and Asian Forestry, as well as Borneo Divers, the Sabah Support Group and a few ex-Raleigh Borneo venturers.

AJ meets the assistant minister of youth and spots, Jahid Jahim. Looking on is Jim Clements, Country Director of Raleigh Borneo

The event was a happy and successful one and it was clear that the venturers and PMs alike were raring to get out there. After some speeches, song and dance, the day of deployment was upon 09E! But not before the venturers got allocated to their Phase 1 projects:

Off to start the construction of the Mapan-Mapan kindergarten with project managers Colin Burman and Sandra Pitropia in Alpha 1 are:

  • Geralvonno Williams
  • Will McNess
  • Christian B Cassem
  • Duanette R Symonds
  • Madeleine Colmar
  • Joseph d'Ursel
  • Alneisha J Outerbridge
  • Maurice A Pomeroy
  • Michael G Petrie
  • Razis Bin Nasri
  • Jessica V Richards

It's Kampung Pinapak for Alpha 2, together with the lovely Bobby Rebeiro and Tony Adamson, with a gravity water feed project to begin building. And the winners are:

  • Catarina D Correia
  • Henry J Routh
  • Darreana M Burchall
  • David Miller
  • Koong Hui Yein
  • Charlie R Green
  • Tom J Beirne
  • Trusha Kothari
  • Seleta Q Williams
  • Jack L Deith

Off to the virgin jungles of Borneo in the Imbak Canyon of Alpha 3 with PMs Miles Bullock , Pip Edwards and Sarah Young are:

  • Bryony Tedder
  • Edward C Ottley
  • Amy Harcus
  • Julian Akole
  • Emily Nash
  • Callum Adams-Carr
  • Gere' A Scraders
  • Richard Taylor
  • Alex J Barrow
  • Zuraimi b. Rahman

Alpha 4, who have the privilege of being the pioneers of the sunbear conservation centre project together with PMs Ruthie Taylor, Tom Godfrey and Pete Broomhead are:

  • Saskia R Bartlett
  • Stephen Pendrigh
  • Shavaughn S Dill
  • Mandy L Scott
  • Gareth Mountain
  • Philip E Holmes
  • Gwen Reid
  • Katherine Taylor
  • Sophie M Farrelly
  • Thomas McGowan
  • Yang Su Lan

Last but not least, Alpha 6 is off to an amazing adventure in the jungles of Long Pasia with PMs Toria Reid (medic), Leon Warner and Chris Ashford

  • Alisha R Chapman
  • James P Croke
  • Anna J Harte
  • Christian E Faulkner
  • Gregory J Cowan
  • Tessa L Wharton
  • Robert Lamont
  • Sean Rice
  • Tasha A Gomes
  • Yap Shon Lee

Also deployed are our Photographer Dom Edwards, who has been sent out to Alpha 4 and Ed Ptilidi, our communications officer who is out to get the scoop on Alpha 1.

We wish all the venturers and project managers a blast, and we'll be keeping you updated with the happenings of the teams, so watch this space!

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

Henry - Good luck at Kampung Pinapak to you and Alpha 2 on the building a gravity water feed project. Aunty Dolly will be facinated to hear the details when you come back. Everyone sends love and Ziggy misses you. xx Lots of love. Mummy xx

Anonymous said...

Hello Christian (Delta 1), I saw your tug-of-war and hope Delta 1 won! You guys look great. I will keeping an eye on your ventures. Dad x

Anonymous said...

to Ruth Taylor - hi Ruthie! from Herne Hill, where Tahoe, Annie, Mum and me are all missing you lots. Great pictures and such organisation! with lots of love - Dad

nashk1 said...

Hi Emily,

Go girl, Imbak canyon just what you wanted. Its quiet at home without you but at least your bedroom has stayed tidy LOL. love mum x

Peter Adamson said...

Hi Tony Adamson ( Delta 2 ),
Hope all is going well and your having fun. Been following your progress on the blog. Have saved some of the photos for you.
Love from Dad

Anonymous said...

For Sophie Farrelly. Hi Sophie, Trust all is well. We are missing you. I guess that you are now a well versed jungle warrior (unlike your father!!) and that you are now able to erect your weatherproof basher in under 5 minutes and cook a meal in under 15 minutes whilst changing your socks! All well here. Have just returned home following wonderful Grand Canyon rafting trip with Edward. Happy birthday for next week. With lots of love from Papa xxx :¬)

Olivia said...

HI Saskia!!!(Alpha 4) I hope you are well, so excited for you that you are in Borneo with Raleigh!! Your project sounds amazing, I know you'll enjoy it, keep taking loads of photos, can't wait for all the stories when you get back. All my love in the world, Olivia xxxxx

Anonymous said...

Hello Jessie, Wow what a fantastic adventure, loks such fun. enjoy the building project. Will let the spurs ladi3s know about your skills in crab football. We are missing you and send our love, mum and beth and mama xxxx

Edna-May Phipps said...

HI AND GOOD LUCK TO THE BERMUDA GROUP HAVE FUN AND ENJOY
MUCH LOVE
EDNA-MAY & ASHLEY PHIPPS

Anonymous said...

aj hey its d wifey awww um so proud of u lol lovin d smile on dat pic miss u love u

Anonymous said...

Cath and Jane say hi Moz - glad to see you enjoying Raleighlympics and learn that your team are off to construct a kindergarten. Chillin here on a Friday night with a glass of wine and 2 cats and a dog, currently having a "domestic"; dog has come out on top. Roof was fixed today so no more leaks (we hope). Off training tomorrow for COnsiton Challenge (Cath has money now!!)so we actually have to do it. Long Walking training tomorrow. Have sent PC and will write this weekend. Grosses bises Cath and Jane XXXXXXXX

Félicie said...

Hello Sandra,
Contente d'avoir de tes nouvelles; tu souris sur toutes les photos, donc ça a l'air d'aller...
Bon courage et à bientôt !
Bises
Féli

Rose Harcus said...

Hi Mimi (Amy Harcus) Missing you lots and lots! Ross says hello and so does his mum jackie. Molly had her birthday and so has uncle Liam. Auntie Nora is doing brilliant and your brothers are fine. Wee brian has a flat and a job jn dundee(the place of your birth). He's going to uni. I've sent a letter hope it gets to you soon lots of love mum and dadxxxxxxxxxx

SB said...

Hi Annie, You looked amazingly well aclimatised in first photo, worrying absent in second blog.... probably still asleep somewhere I thought!!It looks just great there. Ella doing her 1st DoE this W/E, so that's both of you in boots and blisters? And,I DID the DDynamo, and jumped in sea when I got there! Miss you lots. Mum xxx

Pete said...

Hi Bryony! We hope you're enjoying the jungle and the Imbak Canyon. We're following your progress on the blog so keep up the good work. Holborn sends his love and Mum has sent you a letter. Abi had meeting with Ab Fab producer despite fire in nearby Dean Street. Still failed to find someone to rent your room to... Take care, we miss you, Mum and Dad

Jane Petrie said...

Hey Mike in Alpha 1. Hope your construction is solid and lasts for years. Looks like you are having lots of fun. We look forward to hearing all about it when you get home. MUM

Sophia said...

Hello Phil :) missing you loads and wanting you back home soon love you xox

Anonymous said...

Dear Will, we are so pleased to see you are enjoying settling in to life in Borneo and are looking forward to seeing the project develop. All our love, Mummy and Daddy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Will in Alpha 1. Great to see the pictures and hope all the team are enjoying the kindergarten building. I guess the crayons will come in handy! Hugs from home, Mummyx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tasha,

Hope you got my message not sure what profile to use - I now know that you are in Alpha 6 - will continue to read your progress. I am fighting the heat and mosquitoes while looking after my pineapples they should be ready to eat in Sept/Oct. Keep the Solar panel charged to fight the bugs and keep on having a blast

Love You
Auntie S

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom, great to see you on the pictures you look like you're having fun!! We all miss you, but can't wait to hear from you again!Good luck on your project it sounds amazing, but hard work!What's the hammock like?We will keep following your progress on the blog.We are really proud of you. Love you mum dad lucy el and dom xxxxx

Peter Adamson said...

Hi Tony Adamson,

Just wanted to wish you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the 13th and hope you are having a wonderful adventure. We will have a celebration when you get home.

Love from Dad

Peter Adamson said...

Hi Tony Adamson,
Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday for Monday the 13th. We will have a celebration when you get home.
Hope you are having a wonderful adventure,
Love from Dad

Peter Adamson said...

Hi Tony,
Just wanted to wish you a very happy birthday for Monday the 13th. We will have a celebration when you return.
Love from Dad

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom J Bierne:)
Greetings from sunny Horwich
Good to c u in the pics- hope all's well
Luv Sally,John n Ciara
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Jack
It looks like great fun, hope you got yourself some trousers otherwise the mozzies will be having a field day!!
Love Dad Tom and Heidi xoxox

les spurges said...

Hi Tom J Bierne;)
Greetings from sunny Horwich
Good 2 c u in the pics
Hope all is well:)
luv Sally,John n Ciara x

Tina said...

Hi Tony (Adamson). It's your little sis here, wishing you a v happy birthday and also to say how proud I am of you. Life is same old, same old here, so I'm a little jealous of you and the amazing experience you're having. Have a fabulous birthday! Tina xxx

Anonymous said...

Hey Gere',

Everyone says hi! We love you and miss you already. Good Luck! xoxoxoxoxoxox

Anonymous said...

Hey Bay Bay (Gere'),

We all miss you and love you. Keep safe and watch out for those jungle animals! LOL!

XOXOXOXOXOXOX

Anonymous said...

Hi GERALVONNO ,Aunt MARGARET says don't look at it like a chore but as a holiday and have lots of fun.We are at work looking for new pictures every day take care and be safe.

Anonymous said...

Hi Wil (McNess)
Just to say we're home, missing the noise of your music and hoping you haven't met any nasty snakes - yet! You look great in the pictures! Hugs galore Mummy and Daddyxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Henry (Routh) hope you are having a blast and learning loads. The water project sounds amazing, you'll have loads to talk about with your aunt when you get back. Take care, Nish, Ellie and Haz

Anonymous said...

Ruthie Taylor Alpha 4 - HOW ARE THE SUNBEARS? Hope they're behaving a lot better than the panda on KA haha!
How's jungle living? I took my argentine friends to the pub quiz at the Frog and Forget me Not ... they don't speak English, and I have NO general knowledge ... I'd like to say it was close but no, we well and truly lost!

Hope you're having an i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e time!!!
Lots a love, Amy x

Kar Lye said...

Hi Nomadic SHON,Water-girl DINO, and sunbear SULAN! Looking good, fit and healthy in the photos! Enjoy every saat, and jumpa di Mount K! Kalaivani Tambipillay

ps: Ambik byk2 gambar ohh!!!

tinita said...

hola jhalmar estas bien vimos tus fotos parece que vendras en forma y que ya cocinaras bonita aventura , toda tu familia te extraña y te queremos mucho, cuidate abrazos mama

amigas said...

hola fredy le queremos mucho cuidese saludos le manda su mama amigas tinita

Anonymous said...

Hi Sophie, (delta 4) got granny devon staying here while we sort out a home, sleeping downstairs dont worry!! just as well you aren't here though, repetition is the name of the game, same question every 2 minutes!!! Grandpa's funeral went well, all looking good for everything else, Edward moving on with his Everest expedition, off to Mont Blanc on 15th August. Dad back to work. Love and miss you loads (especially your cooking) Mum

Anonymous said...

Hi Christian in Alpha 6. Its great here in Croatia, hot and sunny 5 star hotel accommodation and not a leech in sight!! Sea is like a bath and the yachts and gin palaces are to die for. but I guess the jungle is much more fun. Will keep up with the blog. Looks like you enjoyed the Raleigh Olympics. Missing you but at least the fridge stays full! LOL Mum and Dad.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jess, just seen your photo! Beth went to Spain today, she says its HOT! Miss you loads, enjoy xxxxxxxx Dad

Anonymous said...

hi amy, auntie nora here, we're so proud of you darlin,hope your really well and having the time of your life! hope the feet are holding out, take care sweet heart, spk soon, look out for your angels xx

Neen said...

Hello Bobby!!!
Everyone at home hopes u're doing well - frm the sound of things u r v.popular!!! Wishing you all the best with the gravity water feed project & I hope you have a lovely bunch of kids to whip into shape!! We haven't yet sent any stuff out 2u - tisk,tisk but you r always on our minds & mum misses you very much!
I will eat your portion of yummie prawns so it doesn't seem as though u r gone. Stay safe & have fun...can't wait to hear all the stories!
God Bless & loadsa love
Neen xxx

tinita said...

hola fredy alfa 1 , saludos de todas sus amigas cuidese le queremos mucho aproveche esa aventura para experimentar todos sus conocimientos amigas

tinita said...

hola fredy alfa 1 , saludos de todos sus amigos y amigas cuidese , que esa aventura le sirva para experimentar todos sus conocimientos le queremos amigas

nashk1 said...

Hi Emily,

two weeks in hope you have got my letter will write again from Canada , its Wednesday today and i go on Saturday . Is the expedition what you expected it to be ,what are you doing there ? Keep smiling .
Love mum xx

Heather said...

Hey Charlie (alpha)
I hope you are enjoying working on your project, I'm sure you're doing a great job.
I'm loving all the photos on the blog, you look like you are having a great time, and Borneo is so green and lovely!
I am missing you so much, but the rest of the Greens are taking good care of me :)
Take care gorgeous, a letter is on its way.
I love you xxx

Heather said...

*Charlie (alpha 2)

Anonymous said...

Hi Will(McNess)
We're off sailing again tomorrow, for a week. One letter went last week and will write again before we go tomorrow.
Hope the building works are progressing well: take lots of photo's! Hugs galore Mummy and Daddyxx

Anonymous said...

For Callum A-C
We are all still in the US but missing you. K stays in LA tomorrow when we fly east. Mike didn't get the US hockey - disappointed but the process wasn't great or well run. We've sent you a letter but don't know when you'll get it. Hope trekking has been awesome and the diving is brilliant.
LOL Mum, Steve and KK xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom Beirne we are off on holiday tomorrow to sunny(?) France.It is poring here so hope for some sun in France.We got your postcards great to hear you are having a good time!!hi its Dom Really funny mum came home after just having a fake tan today and she thought she was really nice and brown but at first i thought it was an orange she thinks it will ware off but i dont know if it will have u got a beard yet if u have do you look like a tramp? missing u loads from dom and all the family xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

tinita said...

hola jhalmar parece que ya regresan de su proyecto me enmagino cansados cuidate hijo te queremos mama

Anonymous said...

Hey Wink's Waz-up??!!! Just wanted to drop a line...miss you...hope all is well...


Luv Me!!

Anonymous said...

hello CHRISTIAN FALKY (alpha 6)....its your best friend in the whole world....yes its jamie....does anyone else out there think you look like a PIGEON!....have a great time out there mate xxxx

tu amor said...

jhalmar alfa 1 cuidate y recuerda te quiero mucho te extraño y espero tu regreso pronto saludos , besos y abrazos tu amor

tinita said...

jhalmar , te queremos mucho cuidate abrazos de toda tu familia, saludos de tus amigos, rudy, jony pelon , aviut estos unicos que han preguntado por ti desean que te balla muy vien es ese viaje te queremos mucho mama

tinita said...

hola fredy saludos de todas tus amigas que te queremos mucho cuidate y su mama siempre esta pendiente de usted le manda muchos saludos le queremos amigas

tu mama said...

freddy alfa 1 , hijo cuidate mucho estoy pendiente de ti siempre pregunto a tinita si sabe algo de ustedes , saludes a jhalmar y que se cuide tambien te quiero mucho , saludos de tu papa te queremos mama

Anonymous said...

Hi Tasha (alpha 6) hope you having fun, we miss you Azari's birthday was friday had her party out the beach Saturday.

Luv Mom & Dad

nashk1 said...

Hi Emily,
Hope all is good and your enjoying Imbak Canyon , what have you been doing? Flight to Canada was good arrived at Phils and Lisa's by about 4 Canadian time , they all send their love , Mason is a real cutie ,happy chappy. The weather has been a real mixture so far with rain clouds and sun , when the suns out it is very hot. Missing you!!!! and keep wondering what your up to hopefully your keeping a diary as you wont remember half of it.

Take care love mum xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Duanette, whats up? Everyone says Hiiiiiii!!!
We are all here having a drink for you now!!HAHA HEHE!!! Donny said he's gona send u through the car wash when u get back :-)

From: Theresa,Dames,Niketa & Donny

tinita said...

jhalmar alfa 1 saludos de tus amigos, naun, siempre pregunta por ti y algunos mas aviut, jony, pelon, rudy te extrañan para el vacanal, cuidate hijo te queremos mucho mama

tinita said...

fredy alfa 1 saludos de sus amigas , que le qusieren mucho, su mama quiere ver sus fotos le dije que yo la llevo cuando quiera saludos de todas sus amigas y amigos le queremos , amigas

tu amor said...

Jhalmar Alfa 1, como estas mi amorsote bi tu ultima foto me haces mucha falta solo le pido a Dios q'estes bien y te cuide te extraño un besotote y un abrazo muy fuerte. tu amor

Anonymous said...

Hey ReRe

ST. GEORGE'S!!! It was a draw again so St. George's retains the cup. Can't wait to talk to you again, we love and miss you.

The Family