4-Wheel Drive Training

Project 4-Wheel Drive Training
Objectives

To impart knowledge and hands-on training in 4WD handling to volunteers

Project Partners 4-Wheel Drive Training
Activities

Training for off-road driving, theoretical activities and hands on exercises

Locations Kota Kinabalu
Period February 2011
Accomplishments

A total of 15 core volunteers participated

Background
Most areas in Sabah are a mix of mountainous regions
and tropical rainforests. Due to the state’s geographical
character, some remote settlements can only be accessed
via logging dirt-roads and the most appropriate vehicle
to use is a 4-wheel drive. As such, it is imperative that
volunteers are equipped with the necessary skills to
handle off-road vehicles to reach our beneficiaries.

MERCY Malaysia efforts
The training session was conducted by MERCY Malaysia
Sabah Chapter Committee specifically for MERCY
Malaysia’s volunteers in Sabah who have not had the
necessary training required to handle off-road vehicle
safely and efficiently.
15 core volunteers from various backgrounds took
advantage of the training to learn the theoretical and
practical aspect of handling off-road vehicles. MERCY
Malaysia is planning to continue with the training
programme but perhaps one that is specifically for
female volunteers in order to enhance their capability.