Camps International

Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

The Kat that got the kream

We are quite proud of our new status as Garbage Warriors in Kenya. Discarded Flipflops, bottles and tyres have become an integral part of our programs providing materials for buildings and a source of income for the growing flipflop artisan community of Diani. Here's a little slice into the trash treasures... The Trust House Community Tailoring Center going up with bottles: Our Permaculture Farm Tree Nursery going down with bottles (for waterproofing) And at Kaya Muhaka Forest Tree Nursery, we...

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Camps International

Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Sunny in Cambodia #2

If you go to Otavalo market on a weekday it is impressive.åÊ You think about the fact that you have been told it is the largest arts and crafts market in South America and you come away satisfied. Then you go on a Saturday.åÊ The noise, the colour, the crush, the sheer overwhelming abundance of life is senses shattering.åÊ I would guess that it is eight or ten times the size of its weekday self.åÊ I have changed the schedules...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Bamboo Dance? Easy!

Sometimes I have to restrain myself from being too much of a geek. Every once and a while something comes along and I just can't hold back... I use Firefox rather than Internet Explorer to view the web, as I think it's better all ways round. I don't really need to justify my point when you can do stuff like this... https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/974/ ...YES SIR!.. You can install a little program that makes the stop button say 'STOP! Hammer Time', just...

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Camps International

Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Bethany’s Story “Fundraising for Kenya 2011”

Mantanani Community Learning Centre (CLC) has been officially handed over to the community on 18th October 2012. Following Rory‰Ûªs blog today on Wow! Completing Borneo Project WorkåÊ , I would like to share some photos documented from when it all first started building åÊin June 2010 to October 2012 feeling how amazing it is to get very committed and hardworking volunteers getting stuck åÊin every part of the built. We have had many challenges throughout the completion of this building...

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Camps International

Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

The diaries of a…

I‰Ûªve recently noticed the term ‰ÛÏVoluntourism‰Û has cropped up regularly in the press. Although it‰Ûªs a term that has been used within the travel industry for some years it has recently been misappropriated by the media, partly in response to a report by the Human Sciences Research Council which questioned the act of tourists taking part in short term volunteer activities during the course of their travels. I personally don‰Ûªt like the term ‰ÛÏVoluntoursim‰Û and I doubt any of our...

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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Chaos Theory

Cambodia's rainy season is in full swing but that does mean that our camp at Beng Mealea is looking amazing with some fantastically colourful flowers and lush greenness and it has become a Tropical Gap Year Garden. When flying into Siem Reap you'd be forgiven for thinking the the whole area was flooded, but it is in fact just the padi fields stretching for as far as the eye can see with their intricate drainage systems designed to keep the...

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