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Community and Environment Projects in Kinabatangan in collaboration with BEST Society

Project Year Remarks
Kelenanap Oxbow Lake Weeds Clearing Project 1996 Involved almost 100 volunteers
Rehabilition of Birds in Sukau 1997 Successfully rehabilitated wildlife
Sukau Water Tank Project (Phase I) 1997-1998 16 families now have clean potable water
Sukau Fresh Water Tank Project (Phase II) 1999-2000 38 families now have clean potable water
Tree Planting Project - Kinabatangan Wildlife Corridor Regeneration Program (KWICORP) 2000-present 64 acres rehabilitated, planted more than 5000 trees since inception
Scholarship for Sukau Rainforest Lodge's First Local Nature Guides 2001 2 Sukau natives trained as licensed Guides
Medical Project 2001 1 cleft lip boy in Sukau underwent surgery. Supported boy with thelasemia for 1 year.
Biogas Project 2001 The potential of biogas in Sukau studied
Korean Medical Project to Sukau 2003 907 villagers of Sukau received medical treatment and health and hygiene training
Water Tank Project 2005 2 families provided clean potable water
Medical Camp Project in Sukau 2010 Covering 3 villages and benefitting 561 villagers
Sukau Primary School Awareness Programme 2010 Involved the Sukau primary school, 18 primary students and 4 teachers
Sukau Primary School Students Celebrated World Environmental Day with BEST Society 2011 Involved the Sukau primary school, 20 primary students and 3 teachers
Sukau Medical Camp 2012 Covering 3 villages and benefitting 565 villagers


Community and Environment Projects in Northern Sabah (Kudat)

Project Year Remarks
Technical Assistance to Bavanggazo Longhouse Jan 1996 Technical advice and sponsorship
Mompilis Environment Clean-Up May 1997 Mompilis village rehabilitation
Project Matunggong 3/2008: The Way Ahead - Matunggong Tourism Development Program Sep 2008 Benefitted 33 villagers
Project Matunggong 4/2008: Vision & Project Idenfication Workshop Oct 2008 Benefitted 12 villagers
Pitas Flood Crisis Relief Mission 2009 Feb 2009 940 relief packs distributed and conducted medical checkup and treatment
Project Matunggong 5/2009: Toward Personal Development Seminar Apr 2009 Benefitted 60 villagers
Project Matunggong 6/2009: Personal Financial Management Seminar Sep 2009 Benefitted 30 villagers
Kimihang Beach Environmental Awareness Campaign May 2010 100 volunteers participated
Kimihang Environmental Conservation and Community Capacity Building Project Launching May 2010 Capacity building project funded by GEF-SGP for USD48,000. Source grant and implement
Kimihang Environment Conservation and Community Capacity Building Project Launching (Video) May 2010
Terongkongan Project Air Kehidupan ‘Living Water’ Aug 2010 Benefitted 700 villagers with clean water
Business Opportunity Seminar, Matunggang, Kudat Aug 2010 61 villagers benefitted from 21 villages
Kimihang Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Processing Workshop Oct 2010 31 villagers benefitted from 6 villages
Mindset Development Seminar, Kg. Hobut Nov 2010 50 villagers of Kg Hobut benefitted
Another Succeesful Community Development Project ‘Living Water Feb 2011  
BEST Society - Experiencing Ecotourism Firsthand Apr 2011 Donated water reticulation system
Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Downstream Products Processing Course Jul 2011 19 villagers benefitted
Mangrove Action Day in Kimihang, Kudat July 2012 150 volunteers involved
Bengkoka Living Water Project Phase 1 & Phase 2 Sept 2012 33 families from Kg Lugu & Kg Pandan provided potable rainwater tanks
Bonco Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) : A Community Project in Sabah, North of Borneo Oct 2012 Supported local entrepeneurs
BEST Society Received Shell's Grant for Organic Farming Project May 2013 SHELL funding of RM30,000
The Launching of Organic Farming Project, Kg Rampai Besar, Kudat Sabah Jun 2013 10 farmers adopted for organic farming coaching and support. Funded by SHELL
Enzyme Workshop for Organic Farming Jun 2013 Benefitted 19 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


Community and Environment Projects in Ranau / Kundasang / Kiau

Project Year Remarks
Water Supply Project Proposal for Kg. Desa Aman, Kundasang, Ranau, Sabah July 2009 RM5000 for water supply benefitting 400 villagers
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
A Milestone for Camp Lemaing - Sir Hugh Low Expedition Camp Aug 2014  
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


Community Project in Kota Kinabalu

Project Year Remarks
Blue Ocean Strategy: Developing Sabah’s Tourism Products & Brand Seminar Sep 2008 BEST/SBH/KK/2008/01/01
East Asia & Pacific Regional Council of Cheshire Homes (EAPacRC) Oct 2010 BEST/SBH/KK/2010/01/02
Habitat for Humanity Project 1 Early 2015 Habitat for Humanity in Menggatal