On behalf of the entire SurfAid team, thank you to all of you that responded to the recent international fundraising appeal. We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of our community!
Of the many communities that you support in Indonesia, seventeen are in Sumbawa – home to the world-renowned Lakey Peak, Scar Reef and Supersuck breaks. In the past twelve months, these communities have built 117 family latrines in Bima on the eastern side of Sumbawa. Building latrines may sound like a simple thing, but the impact of a latrine, coupled with construction of clean water facilties and a hand-washing campaign, can significantly reduce the incidents of diarrhoea and respiratory infections like pneumonia. This is real transformative change for these villages. ...read more
This year, SurfAid was proud to celebrate 15 years of supporting communities in remote villages in Indonesia. Your generous support has driven major achievements – expanding beyond malaria prevention to build a truly effective mother and child health program and being a lead responding agency to five natural disasters.
When we think of places like the Mentawai we think of world-class waves, but we often don’t think about the people who live on the land by those waves.
I’ve been fortunate to make the hike to many of our villages and meet the people that you support. One of the most inspiring people I met this year was Ibu Luseria (pictured above). She is from Eruparaboat, one of the hardest-hit areas during the 2010 Mentawai tsunami. ...read more
I’ve just finished an inspiring visit to one of our field programs in Nias and wanted to briefly share my experiences with you.
My first stop was Akhelawe, a cluster of villages in the area of Gido, in Nias. Gido is north and inland from the world famous break at Lagundri. We began our mother and child health programs late last year in Gido. ...read more
Team Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) took home the ‘Double Cup’ at the the fourth SurfAid Cup Margaret River on Sunday 19th April, a feat never achieved in the four years of the SurfAid Cup held globally. ...read more
On 11th of March 2015, 300 plus guests descended on The Bucket List, Bondi and enjoyed an outstanding night of excellent food and fine wines, with the venue proving to be the perfect backdrop for the first ticketed Sydney Surfing Chefs event.
Guests included surfing and sporting elite, Martin Potter, Tom Carroll and Torah Bright, Andrew Judge and Dr Dave Jenkins founder of SurfAid along with their corporate supporters, top media, as well as a good sprinkling of Bondi local legends Rod Kerr, Eugene Tan, Bruce Hopkins, Harrison Reid, Dean Gladstone and Trent Maxwell….and of course a stellar team of chefs. ...read more
What’s important in your life? Your family, your job, your friends, your health, your future? To Marcelinus, the leader of the water and sanitation committee of West Sumba, the answer is something most of us take for granted: access to clean water and basic health care. ...read more