RSIS Big Build Borneo

Dates: 7th – 20th December 2019

Price: Participation fee £990 (GBP) plus flights

Application Deadline: 31st August 2019

Location: Tambunan,  Malaysian Borneo

About the project

Tambunan Orphanage is not supported by any government funding, and is run by nuns and volunteers and entirely runs on donations from the public. The orphanage cares for 75 children who have lost their parents, whose parents cannot care for them or have been abandoned.

The Big Build team will renovate the extremely dilapidated buildings within the orphanage. Whilst the existing foundations are still good the walls, floors, doors, decking and windows all need replacing and the entire property needs painting, plastering and decorating. The facilities such as kitchen and toilet need demolishing and rebuilding.

Character development

This service experience offers students a fantastic personal development opportunity. Students will return home with new skills, greater confidence, a fresh attitude and a new perspective gained through experiencing a taste of life in Malaysian Borneo, and an insight into international development, through first-hand experience.

Participants will take it in turns to be student leaders during the project, taking responsibility for the organisation of the day, briefing their peers, giving an overview of safety and risk management and organising a student rota to help with different chores at camp. Students will be given feedback by their peers and the adult leaders, and will all receive a personal report after the trip.

All participants will:

Big Build Projects are the perfect opportunity for Schools to provide targeted leadership training for potential future leaders including your next Head Boy or Girl, or students with other areas of responsibility in their school (eg sports captain, school prefect, committee chair.)

Important information

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The experience

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