Monday, July 03, 2006
Surfers versus malaria
So I'm heading out to the Mentawai Islands tomorrow to do a story about Surf Aid International, a surfer-funded group that helps local people in remote surfing destinations get healthcare. It'll be kind of a mad 3-day dash across the islands, so it's not quite a vacation, but I'm really looking forward to getting out to a rural area. If there's time, I'll also try to work on a story about preserving the local culture.
The story will be for the NPR sports program Only a Game, one of my favorite shows to work for.
Speaking of stories, I don't think my leper story has aired on World Vision Report yet, but the VOA ran a somewhat different version. Here's a link.
I don't expect I'll have internet access on the Mentawais, but will definitely post pictures and stories when I get back next weekend!