In the countries where many of SurfAid’s supporters are born, expectant mothers have access to coaching classes, to online communities, to libraries, to maternity leave, and most importantly – to medical professionals. However, learning to be a mum in the places where SurfAid’s programmes are delivered looks very different ...read more
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In 2000, the world set out on a plan to tackle inequality in its many forms through the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It was an ambitious 15-year plan, with solid progress made in some areas by 2015, but significant work remaining. ...read more
Newcastle, NSW (Friday 24 February 2017) - The 2017 SurfAid Cup series kicked off in Dixon Park Beach in Newcastle.
The SurfAid Cups are a series of charity surf comps where corporate teams come together to raise funds for SurfAid. The international event is supported by pro surfers, businesses, and local communities. ...read more
In remote villages on the island of Sumbawa, social norms make children’s health the sole responsibility of mothers. Yet in a culture where mothers are also expected to generate income for their families, as well as perform all domestic duties, the health of their children is often overlooked. ...read more
Lakey Peak, on the island of Sumbawa, is one of surfing’s greatest and most known treasures. However, despite Lakey Peak attracting tourists from around the globe, nearby villages battle to keep mothers and their children alive. Among these many villages is Kuta – far removed from the glitz of the more familiar Kuta, Bali – Kuta, Sumbawa has incredibly high rates of infant, child and maternal death. The cause is insufficient health education; the effect is poor health behaviors, and SurfAid’s antidote is a robust Mother and Child Health Program. ...read more
Nearby to epic right hander Lagundri on the island of Nias, SurfAid has been making a significant impact in the village of Hiliduho over the last few years. The spirited and committed community health volunteers of Hiliduho have become true role models in leading their community health clinic to achieve the highest quality status: ‘Mandiri’ (independent). ...read more