Where are we going?

19th February 2014

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Allocations, the time has come and the excitement is palpable as people wait to find out where they will be spending the next 19 days for phase one...so here we go!



Strengthening community resilence, building their capacity and capability to respond to environmental, social and economic challenges. They are equipped to adapt, respond to, withstand and recover from unforeseen stress and challenges in their lives. They are healthier and more productive with secure and improving livelihoods; their children have access to education and they have and are members of supportive formal and informal community networks. All of this leads to more positive dynamics where people feel more in control of their future. The increase in opportunities leads to a greater sense of wellbeing and a better quality of life.

Alpha 1 - Kampung Kodong

Project: Repair and upgrade to Community Learning Centre

Project managers:  Debs Todd, Sonal Amin, Kelly Whybrow, Rita Danggin

Venturers: Eva Lynette, Joseph Francis, Akaash Bhardwaj-Patel, Fiona Fingland, Adam Harris, Steven Kerf, Georgia Macfarlane, Elizabeth Mellish, Joris rosendaal,Eric  Soo, Michael van Zyl, India Jane Wise, Andrew  Yong, Tan Siaw Man

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Alpha 2 - Kampung Nibang

Project:  Repair of gravity fed water system and installation of sanitation units

Project managers:  Richard Morris, Lisa Gilthero, Holly Brooker

Venturers: Nicholas Aw, Lottie Beadle, Harry Chisholm, Samuel Coughtrie, Lucy Gledhill - Flynn, Alexa Kielstra, Ewan MacGregor, Alex Mills, Jeppgius  Pius, Shafiq Adzim Suffian, Robyn Tarrant, Miron ten Haven, Lucy Wheeler

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Protecting areas of special biological diversity, so-called biodiversity hotspots. We recognise the real value of biodiversity and protected ecosystems to society in relation to secure livelihoods, access to food and water, improved resilience and the conservation of threatened species and their habitats.

Alpha 3 - Maliau Basin

Project:  Repair nursery damaged by pygmy elephants and trail maintenance.

Project managers: Cat Cullen, Emma Preston, Leanne Bird

Venturers: Ellie Bailey, Gennivi  Bernadius, Aisling Brown, Kimberly Chok, Ellen Davies, Daniel Gray, Roderick korthals, Maxim Mahoney, Lucy Mould, Eric Roberts, Ralph Salter, Maddy Wyburd

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Alpha 4 - Taliwas

Project: Continue boardwalk and infrastructure manitenance.

Project managers: Lee Brooks, Sophie Robinson

Venturers: Anthony Anderson, Max Balbernie, Katie Butcher, Louis de Montfort, Daniella Genillard, Sophie Gosman, Theo Gwyther, Tuikilakila Kama, Ian Lamond, Calvin Liwana, James Munro, Chian Xin-Jin

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Providing leadership development and skills training this in turn should give people a better chance of securing meaningful employment, reducing their economic vulnerability and giving themselves a more stable future.

Alpha 5 - Dive/Trek

Project managers: Tom de Wilton, Chris Rowe

Venturers: Bartje Alewijnse, Rebecca Cadman, Boudewijn Doedes Breuning ten Cate, Ellen Haines, Claire Jong, Gregory Kemp, Arthur Lonsdale, Jeko  Odokong, William Powell, Isabelle Tan, Henry (Harry) Young, Muhammad  Shaqil, Matty Beaumont-Epstein

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Alpha 6 - Trek/Dive

Project managers: James Lugassy, Alice Trimble

Venturers: Roel Brinkhorst, Harriet Byrne, Evalie  Duing, Julia Hakkenbroek, Thomas Kenelm, Hannah Lloyd-Davies, Alexander Lusty, Callum McCabe, Gabriela Vinson, Lee Jia Wei, Frederik Westerhout

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Please continue to post messages to your friends and family and we will endeavour to pass them whenever we have the opportunity!

The groups will be returning back to basecamp for changeover on the 10th March.