posted Feb 16th
As those of you who follow our charity work will know, our yearly work plan is based on a round-the-world ticket that allows us to spend a large part of our year in Fiji, some of the year in the Caribbean, (where we conduct drug awareness programs in schools), & a little time in Europe to visit our families. Since Singapore Airlines is one of the participating partners in this ‘Great Escapade’ ticket, we also have to pass through Singapore, & so for several years now have made trips to nearby Malaysia.
We’ve already conducted school programs in Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Kuching on previous visits but this time decided to make a trip to Sabah. Malaysia is basically divided into 2 parts & so the states of Sabah & Sarawak together make up East Malaysia.
To complete the geography lesson, it should also be known that East Malaysia is actually one of 3 countries that make up the island of Borneo, the others being Brunei & a part of Indonesia called Kalimantan!
The schools were closed at the time of our visit & so we decided to go around all the handicapped centres in & around the capital to conduct our programs there. We’re happy to say that they received us with open arms & we were able to do a number of very successful programs! Showing love & genuine interest to these somewhat marginalised members of society seems to bring real joy to the participants, which is then reflected back to us.
More in our next post on the wonders of Borneo!