Saturday, 16 June 2012

Allocations! Who's going where?

The wait is over! Sarah and Petr have made their decisions and the PMs have finally been put out of their misery. Apologies for the lack of photographs, our photographer Vanessa is currently out on PPV so we will add the rest of the photos as soon as she returns.

So drum roll please....

Alpha 1: Kindergarten Construction in Kampung Komborongo in Kudat
In order to enter the Malaysian school system, a child must first achieve a certain level of education.  Without easy access to to a kindergarten, this is next to impossible. The kampung already has one state sponsored Kindergarten but this hasn’t got enough capacity to serve Komborongo and the surrounding villages. This project will have a profound effect on the local area granting increased access to preschool education to the children of Komborogo and its satellite villages.  




  •  Phase 1: Simon and Philli
  •  Phase 2: Simon and Lucy
  •  Phase 3: Simon, Conor and Emily P







Alpha 2: Gravity Water Feed in Kampung Lalapakon and Mansiat

Many communities in Malaysia have no access to a clean water supply. Most villages collect rain water in large tanks or barrels but this is often insufficient for their needs and so they obtain water from polluted rivers. A Gravity Water Feed System is a simple and often inexpensive solution. This project will supply these villages with clean running water for the first time!  
  • Phase 1: Conor, Adam and Candice
  • Phase 2: Conor and Nikki B
  • Phase 3: Nikki B, Adam and Candice



Alpha 3: Water Tank Construction in Danum Valley

Danum Valley Conservation Area is an area of pristine rainforest and one of the world's most complex eco-systems.  Before it became a conservation area, there were no human settlements within the area, making it almost unique.  Unsurprisingly, the Danum Valley Field Centre(DVFC) is one of the world's leading rainforest research centres. The project here will help to increase access into the conservation area to enable scientists to carry out more research.

The project will involve building large concrete water tanks to feed the DVFC and volunteers will also assist international scientists with various conservation projects and receive rainforest education.

  • Phase 1: Nick, Vanessa and Nikki B
  • Phase 2: Nick and Philli
  • Phase 3: Philli, Ernie and Max 

Alpha 4: Bear Enrichment at the Sun Bear Sanctuary in Sepilok

One of the least known species of bear, the sun bear is mainly found in the rainforests of South East Asia.  Despite its designation as "Totally Protected" under Sabah's Wildlife Conservation Enactment, poaching and the depletion of its habitat have brought this small bear into danger and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is being developed as a rescue, rehabilitation, education and research centre. 

The Raleigh team will be helping build important infrastructure such as boardwalks and fencing to help prepare the centre for completion.
  • Phase 1: Emily P, Lucy and Kate
  • Phase 2: Emily P and Adam
  • Phase 3: Nick and Lucy

Alpha 5: Trek/ Dive, Long Pasia

The trekking element will begin in Long Pasia, in the south western corner of Sabah on the Kalimantan and Sarawak border.The trek will be 10 – 11 days in duration, followed by a diving programme including 3 or 4 days completing a certified PADI Open Water Diver course followed by 1 or 2 days of conservation work.   

  • Phase 1: Max and Emma
  • Phase 2: Max and Candice
  • Phase 3: Ian and Emma










Alpha 6: Dive/Trek,Long Pasia

Alpha 6 will dive first and then trek in the same areas as Alpha 5 . 

  • Phase 1: Matt and Emily M
  • Phase 2: Ian and Ernie
  • Phase 3: Matt and Sheila

Alpha 7: Trek/Dive/Trek in Kiulu Valley and Crocker Mountain Range

The trekking for this project will be split across two sites, either side of the diving section. The first part will be a 5 day trek in the Kiulu valley in the foothills of Mount Kinabalu.  The second section is a 7 or 8 day trek in the southern part of the Crocker Mountain range.

All adventure groups will also be involved in a SCUBA diving conservation program in Tungku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.  They will spend 3 to 4 days doing their PADI Open Water diving qualification followed by 1 to 2 days of an underwater clean up.
  •  Phase 1: Ian and Sheila
  •  Phase 2: Matt and Emily 

So next on the agenda are the Project Planning Visits(PPV’s). The PM’s have been busy preparing and getting their kits packed ready to go to their project site for 3 days. On return they will (hopefully) have a lot more knowledge of what each project will entail and we will give you an update then!

1 comment:

james hay said...

emma hay
Your time is passing quickly and we hope the experence,while exhilerating is also theraputic and another experience of life. Can't wait to have your comments when you come home
ALLour love Grandma and Gaguy