We create after-school, surfing programs in the Philippines that keep the children in school by offering the incentive of surfing lessons, and access to surfboards as a reward for good school attendance.
There are 6 programs in the Philippines we have in operation:
2 on Siargao Island and 4 on the island of Mindanao, namely in the Southern remote regions of the Philippines.
Over 50 boards have been shipped to the Philippines since beginning in 2008 and we continue to expand, with an upcoming trip in Feb 2014 to the typhoon hit area of Guiuan, Samar.
Working with the local surf community and teachers at the program locations, we monitor our participating youth and help them achieve educational success by partnering with other organizations offering scholarships to college.
We have helped over 80 kids complete their schooling since 2008, with 15 of them receiving honors.
Maintenance of the equipment is an annual cost which includes repairs and stipends for managing the surfboard borrowing program.
We have been working with other organizations towards branching out to other countries using our community model of success.
Voluntourism with our group is encouraged when we visit our program locations via organized trips.
In our San Francisco headquarters we teach surfboard repair and surfing to our volunteers and hold annual art sales to raise money for our yearly operational costs.
We accept donations of surfboards, skimboards & bodyboards year round. Contact us for a pick-up in Northern and Southern California.
Funded by Awesome Without Borders (February 2014)