Surfaid International Australia
Started by a group of concerned surfers in 2000 who were struck by the needless suffering and preventable death in the Mentawai Islands. Today they are proud that more than 95 per cent of their program staff are Indonesian nationals who work hand-in-hand with the communities of Western Sumatra, Sumbawa and Sumba, to bring about positive, sustainable health change while respecting the unique culture and customs of these islands communities.
They work with, and in support of, the community - from the idea for a program to the implementation of the program. They support bringing positive change to remote communities.
They will create opportunities for learning and working together towards a common goal, encouraging people to take an active role in establishing their own healthy and resilient communities.
They partner with businesses for corporate giving, matching programs, employee engagement and other fundraising ideas.
SurfAid is incorporated as a non-profit organisation in New Zealand, the United States and Australia
The mission of SurfAid, a non-profit humanitarian organisation, is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people living in isolated regions connected to them through surfing. SurfAid’s health programs involve education in nutrition, hygiene, healthy environments and disease prevention - including mosquito net distribution. SurfAid has built an award-winning capacity in emergency preparedness and has delivered five emergency response programs following major disasters, including the Boxing Day 2004 tsunami and the October 2010 Mentawai tsunami.See more