April 2016 – This course has seen an increase in the number of adult registrations for our English classes which is great news. We have made a real effort to also offer our adult students various themed events and activities including movie nights, painting parties, and beach clean ups. These provide informal settings for our adults to practice their English. As the tourist season begins, we look forward to opening up our centre for more events like this and inviting tourists to ‘chat’ with our students.

April 2016 – We launched a drawing competition 2 weeks ago with the theme ‘Keep The Mentawais Beautiful’. It was a great to have entries from the whole community, not just our students, and witness the talent we have around us. We will post pictures of the winners soon – watch this space!

April 2016 – It’s hard to put into words the transformation that Mapadegat has gone through this last week. From a sleepy, quiet village to a bustling, busy hub! Amazingly, the village of Mapadegat was chosen to host the ‘The Mentawai Culture’ festival featuring a group of Sikerei men (shamans of the Siberut jungle) as special guests as well as visitors from around the world. For three days, on the doorstep of The Collaboraion Centre, we have been lucky enough to see a celebration of local Mentawai dancing, singing, food, traditions, and hospitality. Our students also took full advantage of all the visiting tourists and showed off their new confidence with their English – we were so proud!

April 2016 – …and the winners are…… Well done to everybody who submitted an entry into our recent drawing competition here at A Perfect Foundation’s Collaboration Centre. A special congratulations to James, Stevi & Sara who were chosen by the judges as the winners for their pictures illustrating the theme ‘Keep The Mentawais Beautiful’.

May 2016 – We welcomed two guests from Australia to our Collaboration Centre here in The Mentawais. Jason and Pete joined us for a week and enjoyed being a part of this friendly community, getting involved in classes and scoring some great waves. They were our first ‘Raw & Immersion‘ guests and won the weeks stay with us at The Perfect Wave’s fundraiser in Australia earlier this year. Their donation and support ensures A Perfect Foundation can keep up the great work we are currently doing here, thank you so much guys!

May 2016 – Thank you to all those who turned out to support our beach clean in Mapadegat. This was our 3rd beach clean and we still managed to fill 6 massive bags of rubbish. As the sun set, we constructed our outdoor cinema once again and enjoyed the mishaps and adventures in Endless Summer 2. There were also plenty of laughs shared for our latest video in our campaign to ‘Keep The Mentawais Beautiful’ – Ayo jaga keindahan Mentawai!