Cameron has just returned from a four week trip to Borneo, partly funded by the JTYAF.
During his time in Borneo, Cameron participated in a number of projects to benefit the rural communities.
He lived in four different camps - Tinangol, Mantanani, Bongkud and Batu Puteh where he contributed towards projects such as laying foundations for a water filtration system, creating a kindergarten playground, marine conservation, beach clean-ups and forest conservation.
During one beach clean-up operation the group cleared 400m of coastline filling 25 black sacks of rubbish. The plastic bottles are able to be recycled to make low cost bricks for housing.
Another project involved creating a safe walkway for children to use on their way to school and teaching them English.
Cameron faced challenges such a living in a jungle camp and sleeping in a hammock with limited facilities. He comments;
[quote] Often the projects were challenging and tiring, but at the same time very rewarding to be involved in making such a difference. I made some great friends, had good fun and the memories will remain with me forever. [/quote]
Here's some photos of his time in Borneo.