At Mentawai Surf Camp we work closely with the local community. By hiring and training local people we contribute to the general wellbeing of the community, and a portion of our operation is directed towards the community to support local schools and educational programs.
Two or three times a month we invite the local Sikerei tribe to come and meet our fellow guests. This creates an extremely interesting ambience, uniting humans in unprecedented ways that transcend language and culture. By doing this we assure our guests return home with a better grasp of global awareness and the local community becomes fully engaged with guests, tribe and themselves. Our service tax is given to the Mentawai Shamans, which motivates young tribes people to preserve their customs and traditions in folklore.
The Mentawai local people often suffer from extreme poverty. We try to diminish the impact of poverty the island by supporting local markets, fishermen, and relying on local goods/produce. This positively contributes to the economy and motivates the local people to work closely for a better future. We never outsource or disengage with our neighboring town of Pei Pei, supporting local artisans, farmers, fishermen, and workers.
We also routinely offer our main building to the government for official meetings, announcements or any type of public service. This keeps everyone around here updated and in the loop.