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Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Sightings of rare near-extinct wildlife In Borneo

And the Gap Year in Africa diaries continue on (thank you Chloe and friends)... It‰Ûªs safe to say that our experience at Camp Kenya has been anything but ordinary. Over the past two weeks we have come together as a group, working on each of our projects and bonding with the camp staff. The three projects that we worked on include Mama‰Ûªs mud house, the grey-water system and the bottle house for the polytechnic school. Working in the heat and...

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Camps International

Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Getting Stuck-In Borneo!

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. Late last...

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Camps International

Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Kenya Situation continues to improve

If you watch the news you wouldn't be blamed for thinking that its impossible for different cultures and religous groups to live and work together. With this in mind I took a little time to look at the cultural breakdown of the Camps teams in UK and Kenya. It makes for interesting reading....... Nationalities: British, Kenyan, Asian Kenyan, Burundian, Scottish, German, Italian Tribes: Digo, Kamba, Luo, Luhya, Taita, Kikuyu, Duruma, Meru Religions: Muslim, Roman Catholic, Christian, Protestant, Atheist, Agnostic We...

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Camps International

Reported by 1 on 23rd February 2016

Jeans Redesign

It's amazing to get recognition for the work that we all do, it's difficult sometimes to have the time, step back and look at what we've acheived. This year we were nominated for the Responsible Tourism awards (for the fourth year running) by Pat Bogue. (click here to see the nomination) The selection process is pretty rigorous and Amy produced an extensive document that outlined everything that we've achieved. We won a Highly Commended Award in the category of 'Best...

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