From the Head of Geography, Adam Wallington
SurfAid is a non government and non-profit humanitarian organisation with a focus on improving the health, wellbeing and self-reliance of communities in remote geographical locations connected through surfing.
Adopting a hand up rather than a hand out approach, SurfAid works in partnership with local Indonesian communities and governments promote human wellbeing. With a focus on educational programs which empower women, SurfAid aims to prevent disease through programs including Mother and Child, Malaria Prevention and Water and Sanitation.
Geography students at Waverley College study the variations in human wellbeing between and within countries. This is the third year Waverley College students have been afforded the opportunity to participate in the SurfAid Cup.
The Waverley College SurfAid Team comprised of Chase Hardaker, Max D’Agostino, Charlie Rodger, Harrison Palmer, Liam Gregorio and Banjo Studholme. Together they raised $4357.58 and competed against corporate and local businesses and surfing community groups.
Widely considered as the surfers’ charity of choice, SurfAid is supported by past and present surfing world champions. This year the event raised a total of $120,650.94. This sum of money goes a long way in supporting people living in remote surfing communities; many of whom survive on less than $1.50 per day.
A special thanks is extended to Mr. John McCallum (Head of Tevlin), parents and supporters of the College SurfAid Team, and the College Executive for endorsing this worthwhile cause.
The comment from Liam Greggorio (Year 9) best sums up the day; “it was an amazing experience; an opportunity to help a great cause, and to be around and surf with professionals.”