This Isn't Something That Ends When We Leave!

29 Jun 2016 0 Share

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"THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT ENDS WHEN WE LEAVE."

Three mates from Kaui to Suma on a surf trip.

Video by Elliot Lucas, Ace Conlon & Guy Miller

They went with the intention of providing the Sumba communities with clean drinking water filters. When they got there they discovered the filters weren't going to work as successfully as they hoped, but discovered SurfAid and Stephen Nolan were working on something much bigger and more sustainable that was really making a difference.

SEE ALSO: Dave Rastovich, Courtney Conlogue, The Century Swell & SurfAid 

One-quarter of all children in Sumba die from dysentery from unclean hands and the transferral of bacteria. The SurfAid team are working to innovate, empower and support the communities of the wave rich area.

Dr. Stephen Nolan and his team of medical students have created something very special that will change the future of all people in Sumba.

Dr. Nolan said "What we really need to do as a surfing community and understand is that change is only effective when you have long-term sustainable development. What I’ve just described is welfare; we need to distinguish between welfare and development. Welfare is giving for the purpose of giving without any long-term change. Development is empowering the people over a series of years and generations so they see long-term sustainable change." 

You can help be part of this incredible innovative development by donating today! 

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