Monday, 5 August 2013

Weeks 19-20 – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Fred's world tour

Weeks 19-20 – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

29th of January until the 15th of February 2013

In brief:

  1. Arrive at Kota Kinabalu and meet the rest of the Raleigh international Project Managers.

  2. Settle into the Raleigh Borneo Fieldbase house where all the training will happen.

  3. Plenty of intro lecture, team games, induction sessions and a swim test.

  4. Take our new skills out for a demo trek into the jungle and back.

  5. Plan and carry out our project planning visits getting things ready for the venturers.

  6. Fancy dress evening and Raleigh Olympics games at Raleigh house.

  7. Explore Kota Kinabalu city centre for the food, music and culture.

Hello and welcome to my blog. For those that are wondering what is Raleigh international? ( Well … Raleigh International is a well established organisation that takes 17yr to 24yr old people out of their comfort zone and takes them to unique places around the world to do meaningful projects. Projects include a community phase building a school or a water supply for a village. An Environmental phase where they either help out in a national park or partake in a biodiversity research project catching animals for a survey. The third phase consists of adventure expedition where they get to get a scuba diving qualification and then spend the rest of the phase trekking and sleeping in hammocks. To enable Raleigh to do this they need a number of group leaders or Project managers (PMs) and medics. I took on the voluntary position for both roles.

These first two weeks they put us through our paces with lectures, teaching sessions, 6am swim tests but we also had lots of fun and games along the way.

Below are the official Raleigh blogs for the first two weeks:

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Project allocations:

Project planning visit:

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