Monday, 10 December 2012

And it's open!

On a sunny Borneo morning a group of slightly over-excited Fieldbase volunteers set off bright and early to attend the opening ceremony of the kindergarten in Kampung Terian.
 
It's hard to believe that just nine weeks ago there was just a patch of land and now there stands a fully fledged educational establishment. But, thanks to the immensely hard work of the Alpha 1 team and the villagers the vision has become a reality and it is now ready to take on its first little pupils.


PMs Lisa and Annabel standing proud
Unfortunately the Alpha 1 team from phases 1 and 2 weren't able to attend because they were busy trekking/ diving/ surveying mammals and birds/ finishing off a water tank, but they were definitely there in spirit on such a memorable occasion.
 
What a welcome!

The beautiful mural, courtesy of Dorien and Annabel

PMs Lisa, Annabel and Dan

Ready for the first lesson!


The Alpha 1 crew



Diana from PACOS, our project partner, talked about the project, followed by Mac, Raleigh Borneo's country director.


And, of course, no ceremony would be the same without bubbles, face painting and a good old sing-song!







 
 


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