Meet our Project Mentors

The Pangkor project saw the coming together of four experienced and influential personalities taking the role of mentors for the four selected “mentees” in the aim of training them to be nature guides and ensuring that ecotourism principles are incorporated in their respective business plans. The four mentors comprise :- Irshad Mobarak – President, ECOMY Andrew Sebastian – CEO, ECOMY Dr Ghani Hussain – Herbalist & Traditional Medicine Practitioner Othman Ayeb – Well known Nature Guide & recognized expert on snake

Pangkor Project – November

The Pangkor mentees will do a showcase of their projects in December 2015. As part of the preparations, the 4 mentors made a trip to Pangkor to meet up with the mentees, and to go over the details of each of their projects.

Pangkor Mentees trip to Kuala Gula

ECOMY’s training for our Pangkor Mentees – The mentees were taken on a weekend field trip to Kuala Gula to network with local communities there, experience new activities on ecotourism and working on their own plans for Pangkor on October 24th to 25th, 2015. They met up with the local community, i.e. Sahabat Hutan Bakau showcasing their crafts featuring the natural resources found at Kuala Gula and Mr. Tan Eng Choon, a local nature guide there. The action plans were also discussed at length, and the mentees will be collaborating on a special tour package showcasing their collaborative efforts, and incorporating what they have learnt through this programme, in December 2015.

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