More info about the impact of the surf challenge
For over 22 years Surfaid’s core mission has been to save the lives of women and children in remote areas that are connected to us through surfing. A lot of their work is in Indonesian´s heartland – the Mentawais, Nias, Sumba and Sumbawa, and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific.
In these extreme isolated areas where few visitors except surfers go, mothers and children are faced with some of the highest mortality rates in the world. Up to 70% of these death can be prevented by improving access to the core elements of SurfAid’s programs: clean water and sanitation, basic healthcare and nutrition.
Surfaid works with communities with long-term behaviour change through their ‘ hand up, and not hand out’ approach. The local staff provides advice, training and expertise but it is up to the community to implement the initiatives and embrace change.