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    Weʼve raised $850 to establish sustainable green projects throughout Kampung Duku on Pulau Sibu Besar

    Pulau Sibu Besar, Malaysia
    Funded on Saturday, 30th September 2017

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    International Coastal Clean Up Day falls in September this year, so to mark the occasion the Sea Gypsies (namely Tam and Richard, aka Mr. Awsome), will be striking out for Tanjung Leman in a boat made of rubbish washed up from the beach on Sat, 23rd September.

    Video of the endeavor (and the following party boat) will be put up on Youtube and Facebook as proof that the attempt has indeed been successful, or has failed miserably and resulted in the dunking and general embarrassment of Tam and Richard.

    Money raised from the adventure will go directly to the sustainable green projects of Kampung Duku mentioned below. So, if you do have anything to spare, please go ahead and donate, and know that your cash is going to a good cause.

    Everyone visiting Sea Gypsy since 1992 has heard of the small village at the other end of the island, Kampung Duku. The villagers are some of the friendliest you will ever meet and mostly work as fisherman, or on one of the several resorts around the island. The Malaysian Government are actually very good about funding things for the islands, hence the enormous school, for only a handful of students. Thereby hangs the problem, what is actually wanted and required isn’t always what is provided, the bods in KL know far better than the islanders, apparently.

    Consequently, many years ago, the Sea Gypsies started the Kampung School Fund to provide what they did want and have funded school trips, excursions, sports & music equipment, computers, uniforms and much more, with the help of our lovely guests and the schools that come to visit.

    We’d now like to go one step further and help raise awareness of the environment and teach the villagers how to tackle the problems on their own. The Sea Gypsies has devised a number of projects to be undertaken around the Kampung, including:

    • a recycling scheme

    • vermikompost creation and maintenance

    • use of compost for growing fruit & vegetables

    • building an incinerator for non - recyclable items washed up on the beach

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      11

      • Hermann von Brevern

        Hermann von Brevern

        Sep 24, 2017

        Awesome job!

        $50.00

      • Ellie

        Ellie

        Sep 15, 2017

        Go for it Uncle Tam! Love from James and Coroghon x

      • Kathrin Von Brevern

        Kathrin Von Brevern

        Sep 15, 2017

        $50.00

      • Patricia Bradby

        Patricia Bradby

        Sep 5, 2017

        Please keep me updated on this project! I miss Sibu!

        $50.00

      • Emily WIlson

        Emily WIlson

        Sep 5, 2017

        good luck!

      • Shona  MDonald

        Shona MDonald

        Sep 5, 2017

        Well done Richard & Team at Sibu - what a worthy causeLove Troy & Shona

        $250.00

      • Birgit Salzwedel

        Birgit Salzwedel

        Sep 4, 2017

        Good Luck ✊

        $100.00

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      Richard Wills

      Richard Wills

      Pulau Sibu Besar, Malaysia

      I'm just a kampung boy trying to help his village out.

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