Saturday, 4 February 2012

Our project managers have prepared to succeed, succeeded to prepare!

After being allocated their respective projects, the Project managers are bursting with enthusiasm after visiting their project sites to prepare plans. Over the course of four or five days the Project managers visited each of the nine projects to assess the current situation, identify the scope and materials needed for the project, build relationships with the community and start their planning. Once back at fieldbase they would write a project planning report that would form the basis of each phase of the project. This is just the start of all the good things to come!

You are going to hear a lot about these projects over the course of the next ten weeks but what about the weird and wonderful stuff you never usually get to hear about? During the PPV visits...

Laura had the unfortunate experience of a child urinating on her accidentally in Kg Mandurian Laut the village where we will be building a kindergarten!

Stuie and Natalie visited their gravity water feed project in Nibang and were shocked to find the road into the village had been washed away!

Emma, Claire and Joe visited their trek site in Tudan-Mengkaladom and used a proper flushing toilet next to a waterfall and were shocked to have to find they needed a woolly jumper while almost walking on the clouds in the jungle!

James, Sam and Krystyna became fashion icons overnight after returning from their visits to their trek sites with jungle bling in the form of carved necklaces made by the jungle guides!

"Hello fieldbase.. you'll never guess what we just saw"
Caroline and Chaitaly laughed at tales of an orang-utan copying one of the venturers and spiking his hair into a Mohican on the previous expedition at Sepilok!

Dan and Rich confirmed they were 12As very own Bear Grylls with their trek into Danum Valley, HARDCORE!

Tim, Greg and Dave visited the site of the bio diversity survey and found a spider living outside of the camp that had a body the size of his Tim’s head!

Watch this space as we cover the arrival of the venturers...

This town isn't big enough for the both of us.. Dan VS Danum


Anonymous said...

Great to hear about your trip - keep the Blogs coming but above all have fun -It's feezing here James ( McW), snow forcast for tonight. A & H have been running at RHSchool - A did v well. Love from us all M & D

Anonymous said...

Message for William Denny
Ha Ha Will! You got away just in time. We have 10cm of snow here this morning after an extremely cold week. It was -10 C Thursday night! Flights have been cancelled from Heathrow - winter is here at last. Enjoy the heat while you can. Hope you get the post we sent this week. Love you and miss you. Mum Dad Claude Bruce Digby and Monty. Oh and Banta says hi! Oh and Jules has transferred your money into your account. Saints won yesterday they thrashed Wasps 57-10, England beat Scotland and Pakistan are beating us in the last test :( xxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

Sam good to see what you up to on blog. Letter in post. Looking forward to receiving one. Snow has arrived. Easter eggs in shops already, will save you one lots of luv Mum , Hannah and minadgerie x x x

Anonymous said...

From Corinne
Hi Tim
Looks like you're in for a great time.
Not sure about the spider, not you're average headwear-please dont bring a specimen home!
Snow here as you probably know, Poppy looked funny in it, couldn't see her legs.
Following you on blog.
Take care
Cxx - love from all.