Monday, 23 August 2010

Double Whammy: Alpha Eight's Gravity Water System Is Also Complete!

What a week it's been out here in Sabah, with not one but two opening ceremonies to celebrate the installation of gravity water feed systems in both Kampung Bombong Tiga and Kampung Monguwou. 

On Friday 20th August Alpha Eight welcomed representatives from Coca-Cola and the Asian Forestry Company to the beautiful Kampung Monguwou for a very special occasion.  This was the day that the community would, for the first time, turn on their shiny new taps to reveal clean and fresh running water.

The venturers, project managers, project partners, sponsors and locals all gathered for this momentous occasion as the sound of beating gongs filled the air.

A speech from our very own Mac (Country Programme Director) was followed by a few words from Coke, the AFC, the JKK (a political head of the village) and the venturers themselves.




Finally came the moment everyone had been waiting for... the ribbon was cut, the tap was turned on and the water came flowing.

Some very proud venturers and some extremely thankful locals clapped and cheered.

Fantastic work guys.  Your contribution to Kampung Monguwou will be treasured and memories of your time there will live on.

Here's wishing you the best of luck as you now approach your final endeavour of Raleigh Borneo Expedition 10I...the Adventure Challenge!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Maria (Alpha 8)
Just seen the latest photos, showing the completion of the gravity water feed system. You look so happy. I am really proud of you and I can't wait to hear many tales about your adventure.
With love Dad xx

Anonymous said...

Vivek, well done to Alpha 8. The hard work certainly paid off and all of you rightly look proud with your achievement.
Well done.
Hope all is well and good luck with the next part.
Regards
Dad

Reena said...

Hey Vivek! Just saw your latest pictures! Well done on completing the water system!!
Love Reena xXx

Anonymous said...

Hi Vivek - well done for finishing phase 1 in Kampung Mongowou! That's great work. It must have been hard?

Just saw your photos - you look really well. Hope you are enjoying.

Just wanted to wish you a very Happy Raksha Bandan - with very best wishes and lots of love.

Miss you,
Resh xx :)

Reena said...

Hey Vivek! It is rakhshah bandan tomorrow!! Thought i'd message you today then you may get it on time! Happy Rakhshah Bandan to an amazing little brother! You are such an amazing person and I'm so proud to call you my bro!! We re all missing you loads and love you loads!! Take care!! Lot's of love, Reena xXx

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Billy said...

Message for Danielle Lightfoot, Alpha One Kindergarten
Hello Danielle,
Time does fly when you’re having fun and looking at the photos again and again over the last few month’s you look like you have. It won’t be long now when you move on to your next port of call to Nepal (Everest base camp).
And little closer of you coming home.
On this message I would like to wish you All the very Best Wishes with Lots of Love XXX for your Birthday on the 21st September.
I missed understood the dates on when your Mum was sending your cards off hoping for you to receive them before you were leaving Borneo so please accept my apologies I promise I will make it up to you with tea and scones.xxx
Hoping this message reaches you before you leave.
Take care.
LOL XXX  Billy XXX

SharonGranville said...

Maria Alpha 8

What a fantastic job you've all done - really proud of you. Enjoy your adventures next week. Can't wait to see you and hear all the tales.

Have a wonderful time.
Love Mum x x x
PS we got stuffed by City 3-0 but won't talk about that.

yuwei said...

Ooi Yu Min Alpha 8

We miss you!! A big feast will be waiting for you when you get back. By the way I think that our garden water pipe is leaking, and we need your expertise to have it fixed back.

Mom and Wei and Sasa, Spoty, Furby

Anonymous said...

Hey Vivek
Wow! It must be a great feeling to see the delight in the eyes of the residents. Very Well done, all the hard work and perspiration paid off! We are all waiting to hear the tales from Borneo and are at the same time very proud of you for embarking on such a lovely charitable deed. You make the family proud.
See you very soon.
Love from: Nikhil, Nishma, Dilip and Ramila

Rashila said...

Hi Vivek
Well done to Alpa 8.You all must have worked very hard to acheive this in such short time. We are all very proud of you.Missing you. Lots of love mum x

Marjorie Dodds said...

Hi Beth

What an achievement - well done everyone! The pictures are great it is lovely to see you looking so happy and rightfully proud. It was brilliant to speak to you again and know you are well. I hope the adventure phase will be as awesome as this phase. Enjoy every second. We can't wait to have you home and hear about all your adventures.
Lots of love
Mum xxxxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

To Maria (Alpha 8)

Congratulations on the completion of the weater system! It takes a lot of guts to go off to such a different environment and get stuck in.

Love Ian and Anne xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Vivek Hope all is well. Good to so see all the pictures.We are so proud of you.Missing you and can't wait to hear from you.Lots of love Mum x

Gary H said...

Message for Catherine Melis (Alpha 6)

Hello Sweetheart,

Hope everything is going ok with the trek and you foot is not causing you any problems.

Everything is going good in Germany. Although we have been really busy and I have had a lot to learn. But I am enjoying it which is the main thing. I really miss you and can't wait to finish this job as it means I get to see you. I really am counting the days my darling,

All my Love

Gary