I think personally for me and my dad to be able to go over to Indonesia and meet a wonderful community of local people and help out at A Perfect Foundation school, as well as do all the amazing things that we did over there is really a once in […]Read More
Families That Play Together Stay Together
As a surfer, you have either been visiting the Mentawai Islands for years, or it’s on the wish list to do with a group of mates! But why should your partner and children have to miss out on visiting this amazing exotic paradise just because they don’t surf? Well, times […]Read More
Thanks For Your Support From A Perfect Foundation!
For the second year running, our village community of Mapadegat has hosted the Mentawai Cultural Festival. This 5 day festival provides us with a great opportunity to spread the word on our Environmental Programme and raise awareness on the dangers of plastic pollution. With this in mind we booked in […]Read More
Would You Sacrifice Just One Coffee a Week?
Water is a fundamental human need. Each person on Earth requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean, safe water a day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean. Much of the world’s water supply is contaminated by natural or human causes like untreated waste, plastics, […]Read More
We Have Launched Our Crowd-Funding Campaign!
We have launched our crowd-funding campaign and it’s live!! By donating and telling us why we should pick you to join us, you will go into the draw to win an amazing humanitarian trip for 2 staying for 7 nights at the upscale, eco-friendly resort Kandui Villas in the Mentawai […]Read More
Save Our Oceans and Empower Local Communities
We all know we have to do our bit to protect the environment, which we try to do as much as we can where we can. Most of us probably remember the 1980’s anti-littering campaign “Do The Right Thing” which, after nearly 40 years, people still remember the catchy song […]Read More
International Do Something Day – Wednesday 19th July
. Huge step in the right direction this last week with Coles, Woolworths and Harris Farm agreeing to ban lightweight single-use plastic bags by 2018. There are now only three States, NSW, Victoria and Western Australia, who have yet to ban lightweight plastic bags. If you want to be part […]Read More
What Did You Do For The Ocean or Environment This Month?
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Did you know it was World Environmental Day on the 5th June and World Oceans Day on the 8th June? Two significant days to really make you think about what we are doing on a global scale and the impact of our continued consumption on marine life and our precious […]Read More
A unique opportunity to help our foundation
We’re taking part in Australia’s Biggest Giving Circle that’s giving away $30,000 to 50+ Charities in 2017 with thanks to UBank, Australia’s online-only bank. The next prize draw is June 30th and $5,500 will be shared between the 10 Charities with the most votes. We’d love it if you could […]Read More
Make Every Day Earth Day!
How many of you knew it was Earth Day on 22nd April? How many of you took some time to think about the world we live in, and how as an individual can do a better job taking care of it? Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!! We must share our wisdom […]Read More
Experience of a Lifetime on a Raw Immersion Trip!
To be able to immerse yourself into a local community and school environment for a whole week is not something which would be included on everybody’s wish list. With basic fan cooled accommodation and shared bathroom this in itself would definitely put off most people and have them booking into […]Read More
The Greatest Threat to our Planet is the Belief that someone else will save it!!
What a busy start to the month with our students at the Mentawai Education and Conservation Centre, doing their part and collecting more bags of plastic waste ready for recycling!! It’s great to see how excited these children were to be cleaning up their local beach and making a real […]Read More
Small Progress is Still Progress
Happy New Year!!! First of all, we would like to thank you for the donations you have all made over the past 12 months during 2016. These donations have helped us launch our new Environmental Programme, with the aim to create a recycling and waste management facility in the Mentawai, […]Read More
Kali Gray Blog – A Perfect Foundation & Waves for Water
I have been traveling with my Dad to the Mentawai for 4 years now, which is an island chain off Sumatra, Indonesia. The reason why we have been going to the Mentawai is because of Dad’s business and to go surfing. 3 years ago though, we started to look at […]Read More
September Update: A Perfect Foundation’s Collaboration Centre Mapadegat, Mentawai Islands
With the Mentawai Education and Conservation Centre opening again after the holidays, our teachers Tom and Karen were greeted with some familiar smiling faces at the beginning of August as they were preparing for classes that started that week. With the girls surf sessions up and running and plans in […]Read More
May Update: A Perfect Foundation’s Collaboration Centre Mapadegat, Mentawai Islands
May 2016 – What a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon! We invited some of our adult students to help us paint a frame for our new photo wall here at the Collaboration Centre, it was also an opportunity for them to practice their English! May 2016 – […]Read More
April Update: A Perfect Foundation’s Collaboration Centre Mapadegat, Mentawai Islands
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 […]Read More
March Update: A Perfect Foundation’s Collaboration Centre Mapadegat, Mentawai Islands
March 2016 – We’re open again and it’s great to see our English classes filling up already. We have really promoted the classes amongst adults for this course, so it was great to see the beginner adult class almost full to the brim! At the other end of the scale, […]Read More
A Perfect Foundation’s Collaboration Centre Mapadegat, Mentawai Islands
January 2015 – The Collaboration Centre is open! But an opening would not be the same without a celebration, and the people in Mapadegat know how to party! It was an all day and community affair with beach games during the day, karaoke in the afternoon and a ‘dance til […]Read More