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March 26th -28th saw the holding of the East Asian Region Council of Schools (EARCOS) (http://www.earcos.org ) annual conference in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, and this year BSBCC was chosen as the recipient of their fundraising efforts!
During the 3-day event a total of approximately US$1,450 (Malaysian Ringgit 5,255) was raised, including US$1,286 from the sale of raffle tickets, US$31 from donations and US$133 from a charity run.
BSBCC’s Ng Wai Pak manned the BSBCC booth complete with displays and educational materials during the whole event, helped out by volunteers Ian and Martin and colleagues from LEAP. There was a great atmosphere with many teachers who attended the conference asking questions about sun bears and their conservation, and ways in which schools in the region could help out.
This was a great opportunity to increase awareness and spread the word, as well as raise much needed funds for BSBCC, and we thank EARCOS wholeheartedly for their support.