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This totally unique experience is where you come and stay at the school for a week and immerse yourself in the school and students, community and life in Mapadegat, as well as surfing some of the amazing breaks in the vicinity.

A Perfect Foundation’s Collaboration Centre is located on the beach, in the small village of Mapadegat 4km from the larger village of Tuapejat on Sipora Island, off the west coast of Sumatra. The centre has been open since February 2015 offering educational programs in English, environmental awareness, surfing & swimming, as well as collaboration with a network of partnerships. With expanding land-based surf tourism, our joint aim with this community is to ensure they have the skill sets to play an active role in shaping their region’s future.

You can be a part of this amazing experience with all proceeds going directly to the foundation, to assist with the ongoing operational costs of running the centre.

It costs approximately AUD$5,000 a month to operate the Mentawai Education and Conservation Centre which includes operational wages and expenses and includes our English and Conservation Programs. Our founding company, The Perfect Wave provides the overhead and administrative costs of our organisation, ensuring that 100% of all donations are used to sustain and grow our programs based on the needs of the local community.

As a donor, you initiate a partnership with our staff and volunteers helping the local Mentawai children create a better and more sustainable future for themselves and their families! By doing so, you are also developing a relationship with the children and communities involved with the Centre offering long term rewarding experiences available for you or your business colleagues.