In October we had an event called Swimdoneisa together with Surf Aid and Jakarta Street Kids to raise money for our respective Global Concerns. During Swimdonesia Gili Eco Trust was responsible for the managing of the obstacle course named “The Destroyer”, and selling our merchandise and products throughout the event by the pool.
Overall, the event was a success, barring a few minor issues. The pool obstacle was a massive success and was managed really well by us despite the huge amounts of people in line to go on this obstacle. It was a lot better than last year when almost no one came and all the activities that we had did not work during the event. It was better this time as we learned from our mistakes and took steps to improve. We planned a lot further in advance and so we were completely ready when the event came. We tried to get as many people to the event from our school event through the use of posters, to presentations and E-briefs. Thus, this event was much more heard of in the community this time than last time. In addition, we had this pool obstacle from Dover which we did not have last time. This was probably the main focus of the event, which made it very popular.
However, there were a few issues such as the location of our stall as it was placed behind the rest of the stalls and was hardly visible to the general public, an effect of this problem was that not as many people came to buy our merchandise from our stall.