NATURE GUIDE MENTORSHIPS

It’s a historic moment.  Our first day of what’s to be the first time that a NGO  is running a privately-owned ecopark.  We look forward to engaging with our partners, our fellow NGOs, students and everyone to promote the wonderful swath of primary coastal rainforest and its amazing fauna!

ECOMY is proud to present our graduating group of mentees, who have successfully gone through the Mentorship Programme for Phase 2.  Congratulations to the mentees Mohd. Pin, Joe, OG, Firdaus, Ismadi and Suhaimi.  

We look forward to future collaborations with these group of pioneers and put Pangkor on the world map for ecotourism using best practices, to promote the protection and conservation of the precious heritag...

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 :-

  1.  Irshad Mobarak – President, ECOMY

  2. Andrew Sebastian – CEO, ECOMY

  3. Dr Ghani Hussain –  Herbalis...

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.

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...

The selection of the four pilot Mentees for the trailblazing Pangkor Nature Guide Mentoring Project has been finalized.

Our four Mentees were selected based on their interest, background and their willingness to avail themselves for training, mentoring and openness to new ideas.

The Pangkor Nature Guide Mentorship Programme continued with the 1st Introductory Workshop organized for shortlisted mentees at the Pangkor SPK Fishfarm recently on 28th June, 2015.  

The participants were given a brief overview of their programme along with the introduction of ecotourism, principles, practices and case studies.

 Honorary Secretary Dr. Evelyn facilitated the 2-hour workshop and Pn. Raja Zainariah Raja Hitam, He...

To support development and capacity building of the ecotourism community in Pulau Pangkor based on sustainable ecotourism principles and practices, ECOmy’s Nature Guides Mentorship program supported by Vale in Malaysia is off to a good start.

Seen here on May 24th, 2015, is Dr. Evelyn giving an overview of the project to potential program candidates.

Malaysia’s (possibly Asia?) first Nature Guide Training Session via Teleconferencing between ECOMY CEO/Co Founder Andrew Sebastian and Vale Eco Centre guides in preparation for the VEC launch which was held on October 31st, 2015 in Teluk Rubiah, Lumut, Perak – Malaysia.

ECOMY was commissioned by Vale Malaysia Minerals to conduct a series of Nature Interpretation Courses for their Volunteers at the Vale Eco Centre.  

Already open to the public, this new and interesting center will officially be launched sometime this year to the public and besides boasting of  having a lush primary and beautiful protected forest, the centre’s other important assets are its volunteers and local community support...

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