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Beach clean up days

Community groups in Kota Kinabalu were often seen at various beaches giving up their time to rid the beaches of rubbish.  These photos were taken at Tanjung Aru where a tally of "items" was taken.  Thanks to Monica China from One Ocean Empire and her team of helpers. https://www.facebook.com/oneoceanempire/  

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Life is tough for some

It's hard to believe that people live in these surroundings in the centre of a city.  Having no legitimate "papers" such as birth certificate etc means no entitlements to the basics in life.  No education, no medical, no services and no prospect of working to break the cycle.  How thankful are we to be born in a country that is rich in so many ways.      

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Progress is happening

The beautiful Tanjung Aru Beach.  3 years ago it would be littered every morning with household garbage from the stilt houses around the shore line.  We would do our part picking up a bag of rubbish or two each morning on our way back from our walk.  Fast forward 3 years the beach is pristine due to the "beach cleaners" employed to clean it each day.  Someone found it amusing that we did this and decided to post it on their FB.  Well done guys, we all appreciate you.      

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Together we can achieve great things

Another exciting day in the Billy and Sophie story.  Meet Monica Chin.  Monica is the Founder/Managing Director of One Ocean Empire in Borneo.  A social enterprise company doing community based work on environmental and marine conservation, education and awareness.  Monica is also Co-Founder/Director of Blue Hope Sabah.  Monica is tasked with educating children in Malaysia especially coastline community in Borneo, Sabah that, "The ocean is not our garbage bin".  Monica is passionate about the projects she undertakes and I am very pleased to say that a couple of weeks ago an Agreement was signed between myself and One Ocean Empire to use my book "Billy and Sophie go to the Beach" as a training tool to educate children through her...

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