LOCATION 1: SABAH
Dubbed as the land below the wind, you will arrive at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Edged with mountains on one side and the oceans on the other, it is not hard to fall in love with this beautiful island and her people. You will have the opportunity to forge new friendships and build meaningful relationships with local Sabahans who are known to be warm and friendly.
During your STORM Sabah stint, you will provide tuition assistance youth and children living in the rural areas Sabah. Additionally, you may be involved in special events and activities depending on the time and season of your coming. Many families in rural Sabah are still farmers and depend on agricultural dollars to survive – as such you will also have the opportunity to get your hands dirty and help with farming, learn about village life and delve deeper into the culture and tradition of unique Sabah.
STORM DATES & FEES
Fill in your recommended dates in the sign up form.
We recommend individuals to stay a minimum duration of 10 days. Volunteers can also choose to stay for four (4) weeks or eight (8) weeks if you have the time to spare (program fee will vary depending on the length of stay. The minimum duration is set for the following reasons:
Travelling to the villages takes up a fair amount of time. It takes a minimum of 2 hours to reach the nearest village. We want to get you into a routine which will allow you to really live like a local and immerse in the new lifestyle of rural villagers.
We realize that in 10 days, most people would have experienced at least one incident that really got them out of their comfort zone or challenged the way they perceived life. We want that for you as well, if you are willing to stretch your time with us for at least 10 days. Your stint with us should be measurable. This is not a holiday and the time you invest here should yield results. 10 days is the ideal minimum duration for us to chart your impact. Finally, for the new friendships you are about to make, those need time to grow and we hope that you will take this opportunity to build lasting relationships with your new local friends through fellowship and hang outs.
RM1,100 (for 10 days duration)
The package fee includes the following: accommodation cost, all meals throughout the stay, pick up and drop off to/from Kota Kinabalu airport, and transportation cost around Kota Kinabalu. The fee does not include the following: International and/or domestic airfare, visa application/fees, airport tax, insurance, personal incidentals and shopping expenses.
The fee also includes the cost of transportation for a day trip at the end of the program to either one of the islands within Tunku Abdul Rahman marine park or to Kinabalu Park in the highlands.
Additional cost will incur if you request for additional activities.