GIVING BACK & HOW YOU HELP
Whenever you choose to travel with us, you're not just choosing your holiday or tour in Borneo. You're a part of something much greater as your travel with us directly funds all our community and social projects throughout Sabah. For every guest who purchases Kinabatangan tour package, we will contribute RM 12 to BEST Society, our in-house Non-Profit Organization that's responsible for all our community, social and environmental work. On top of that, each international traveller to Sukau Rainforest Lodge also contributes RM20 directly to this effort.
We've been doing this great work for 20 years now and need your help to continue the community and environmental transformation here in Borneo. We don't believe and practice charity, instead, we believe that the best thing is a hand-up and not a handout. Along the way, we've also had the support of great partners including WWF, the UNDP, SHELL, ConnocoPhillips, ECU, and so many others. We've impacted more than 6,300 persons directly and replanted more than 5,000 trees ourselves. Some of our recent projects are below.
|Tree Planting Project - Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor Regeneration Program (KWICORP)||2000-present||64 acres rehabilitated, planted more than 5000 trees since inception|
|Sukau Medical Camp||2012||Covering 3 villages and benefitting 565 villagers|
|Free Medical and Dental Treatment for Mantanani Island Community||Jun 2013||446 villagers on Mantanani island received free medical & dental checkup/treatment|
|Study Trip to Canaan Farms||Aug 2013||Sponsored 10 farmers to learn organic farm|
|Career Talk for Rural School Students||Oct 2013||Career talk for 25 students in Kota Marudu|
|Shell's Seed Fund II for Farmers||Nov 2013||RM600 seed purchase money distributed|
|Educational Talk on Organic Farming by Korean Expert||Dec 2013||Seminar for 10 farmers with Korean expert|
|Bringing Clean Water to Mandamai Village - Bengkoka Living Water Phase 3||Dec 2013||30 families from Kg Mandamai provided potable rainwater tanks|
|Glory Motivation Seminar in Sikuati, Kudat||Jan 2014||Benefitted 100 villagers in Kudat|
|BEST Society Sponsors Business Training for 37 Village Leaders||Apr 2014||Business training for 37 villagers from Pitas|
|Learning Ecotourism and Volunteering in Sabah - the Best Outdoor Classroom||May 2014||Volunteering in the local community with 17 students from Edith Cowan University, Perth|
|Connecting with Villagers of Kg Kobon and Kg Lugu||May 2014||Post-project review & new project survey|
|Shell's Seeds Fund III & Vermicompost Workshop for Organic Farmers||June 2014||Vermicompost Workshop for 30 participants|
|Bengkoka Living Water (Kg Kobon) - Bengkoka Living Water Phase 4||July 2014||28 families from Kg Mandamai provided potable rainwater tanks|
|Assessment Trip to Kg Kobon and Kg Mandamai||Aug 2014||Post-project review & dialog with 50 villagers|
|Graduation Day for Ten Farmers||Sep 2014||Celebrating a successful project|
|Improvement for the student hostel, Asrama Bantaran Joy Centre (ABJC)||Mar 2015||Funded by ConnocoPhillips. Repair & upgrade student hostel for poor local children|
|Camp Lemaing - Sir Hugh Low Expedition Camp : A Community Based Ecotourism Project||Aug 2014||Brand new ecotourism camp, world class but owned by the community|
|Kundasang Medical Camp||Aug 2014||Villagers of Kg Desa Aman receiving free medical and dental treatment|
|Kg Kiau Medical Camp||Mar 2015||190 Villagers of Kg Kiau receive free medical and dental treatment|
A comprehensive list of all our projects can be found HERE.