COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PHILOSOPY 

Community development is about helping people to help themselves. It works by harnessing individual potential and transforming it through education and strong partnerships into just and sustainable solutions that build better futures for all. Huge possibility lies within each of each and every one of us, no matter how isolated our community might be, or how little formal education we may have received. The community development process is long and tricky. But given time, dedication and skills, it works and works well. Learn more ...



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Malaria

SurfAid work with village communities and existing health services to significantly and sustainably reduce the burden of malaria.

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Community Based Health

To significantly improve the health and wellbeing of the Mentawai and Nias people through education and training. 

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Water + Sanitation

Empowerment of communities and village structure for sustainable and healthy management of water supplies.

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Emergency Preparedness

A community-based, disaster risk management program for villages prone to natural disasters.

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Emergency Response

Despite never being established as an emergency response organisation, SurfAid has responded to five large emergencies.

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Schools

A global education program providing free downloadable resources for teachers encouraging global citizenship.

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SurfAid is a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim
is to improve the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of people
living in isolated regions connected to us through surfing.
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