This year I spent a few weeks volunteering with an eco retreat in a remote area on the northernmost tip of Borneo- staying in an amazing jungle and beach location, built on the foundations of environmental sustainability and creating projects that directly benefit the indigenous community of the area- the Rungus people.
The accommodation is set across a huge area interspersed with jungle and gardens and guests have the option of staying in traditional longhouses, chalets or bamboo huts with an adjacent nature reserve and nearby restaurant on the beach.
During my stay I implemented public relations and marketing strategies with the goal of expanding on some of the projects run by founder, Howard. One of the main goals was to highlight the education programs where school groups from all over the world have come to develop and build projects for the local community, for example infrastructure projects within the school, building chicken coops for residents and environmental educate centres for local children.
I designed this send out including graphics on Adobe Indesign, all photography and copy writing and then created a database of people to reach out to about the program. This was in line with the vision to increase awareness about what Tampat Do Aman was doing and to attract more schools and volunteers for the community development program.
I also designed a new menu and helped implement the idea for a new cafe venue focusing specifically on traditional indigenous food that is an important aspect of Rungus culture- a cuisine that is truly unique and taken directly from the jungle surroundings.
Please click the link to see my design and writing work and the program and media kit that was prepared during my time at Tampat Do Aman.