Community Projects

Gap Year September 2013 at Camp Amazonia

Hello everybody Here are some of the  moments of our new gappers working hard in Camp Amazonia. We are working on a very important conservation project, planting 3000 seeds of Ahuano tree, an endangered species of the Amazonia that is almost disappearing from the forest. Take a look of all the work

gappers-selva-2.jpg Collecting sand for the plants

 

Allerton School at Camp Kuri Kuchu in the north mountains of Ecuador

Hola a todos,

Here are some of the pictures of the time for Allerton school at this beautiful camp in the mountains of Ecuador. Working with the mud for the Rural Tourism project "Casa Kuriquinge"  and the Mural project for enviromental education at the comunity house, a futbol match with the Indigenous and a final dance was some of this great time.

Cambodia Project Update

I visited the school in Beng Mealea, Cambodia, recently where the majority of our focus for project work is currently being put.  It was still very dry on the ground but rain had started on the previous afternoons, so it was looking as if the long dry spell, and inherent hardships, were finally coming to an end for the community.   We have at last lifted the roof off the left hand classroom at the school which was suffering from falling tiles due to a lack of cross-beams in the roof.

Camp Maqui Community Project work with Venezuela school

 

Camp Maqui has played host to Camp Ecuador’s first “local’ school: local in this context meaning Latin American, they still had a full day’s travel from Venezuela.

The group from Monagas School, from the plains of northern Venezuela, spent five days at Camp Maqui, and a few days with the Otavaleños.  The environment in Santa Marianita is totally different from that around Monagas, which means, although we had the unique experience of all our clients speaking Spanish, they had an experience totally different from there normal lives.

IB Conference in KL

I wanted to post a few pictures from the recent IB Conference in Kuala Lumpur.  We normally have a stand at these sorts of conferences, once or twice a year, and gives us a chance to speak with a wide range of International Schools from across the world.  Ann our International Sales guru was running the stand this time around and did a fantastic job of making it appealing and snazzy.

Project work parties and dancing like Mr Bean

There are times in the life of Camps that we are either starting or finishing something.  Sometimes that involves a bit of a party, and we have had a few of those lately.

Often at the end of project work the community like to say thank you with singing and dancing.  Of course, some projects last for years so occasionally they do this just because a group is leaving so they are saying good bye to those guys.

Gap Year Diaries - Tsavo

On the 24th of January, the Aussie Gap team moved from Camp Muhaka to Tsavo. When we arrived we were warmly welcomed by the staff here and presented with lunch. We were then given a brief overview of the camp and its projects. These included making elephant dung paper, the tree nursery, sanctuary maintenance, Sasenyi School, wildlife monitoring, the bush adventure and lastly the safari.

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