On June 5th we travelled to Cambodia to start our final month of volunteering. Our new camp was in Beng Mealea and our camp leader was called Han, a great guy who cared a lot about his community. Over the next few weeks we engaged and support the local community through various projects and had a lot of fun along the way. … More Volunteering in Cambodia
It was to be our last volunteering camp in Borneo. We had already done the lowlands, the jungle and the paradise island and now it was time for the mountains. So in the shadow of Mt. Kinabalu (SE Asia’s highest peak) we found home in the little village of Bongkud. The Project Work On the first night we met the … More Borneo: 2 Weddings and a Cement Floor
When we signed up for three months volunteering we never expected to be working anywhere quite like Mantanani island off the coast of Borneo. Mantanani could be described as a true paradise; white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, coral reefs, great weather etc etc. Heaven on earth. So why have we traveled half way around … More Borneo: Sun, Sea and Cement
After a long ass journey which included a 2 hour breakdown we made it to Kinabatangan for the start of our jungle experience! At Kinabatangan we were volunteering with a NGO called Kopel which supports the Reforestation of Borneo’s ancient jungle. A lot of jungle has been lost to logging (in the 80s the majority of the world’s … More Borneo: Jungle Reforestation Camp
On our fourth day in Borneo we were taken to the Camp in Tinagol, ready to start our first volunteer project. The community we were going to be helping was home to around 2000 residents which you can find out more about from our previous blogs. A Kindergarten had been made by previous volunteers from … More Hi Hoe Hi Hoe, it’s off to work we go…..
Marcellus Baz; this man has got it right. A man who is giving up his time and using his passion and drive to help local communities and particularly the people in them at risk of getting involved with criminal groups and illegal activities. Legend. It’s not just me who thinks so either, Marcellus won the … More Unsung Heroes: Volunteering locally or around the world