Friends of Nias

Friends of Nias is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing a medical service in Lagundri Bay on the island of Nias, Indonesia.

Friends of Nias foundation is an Indonesian based charity with tax deductible status through World Relief Australia. Our aim is to help the people of Nias Island who require medical care at no charge. We hope to gain support through charitable donations and treat visiting surfers via their health insurance.

SURF TRAVEL INSURANCE AND FRIENDS OF NIAS

STI is proud to support and assist the initiatives of the Friends of Nias, as a preferred medical provider for SureSave and We Assist while providing medical services for both travelling surfers and locals on Nias. STI is dedicated to support initiatives and future developments of travel insurance approved medical first responders for surfers through the Mentawai Islands while also assisting with unattainable medical services for Mentawai Locals.

ABOUT FRIENDS OF NIAS

Friends of Nias will upskill a team of local Doctors and Nurses who will be engaged in running the Clinic on a day-to-day basis. They aim to provide free medical services to the impoverished people of Nias Island. The Clinic will be seeking financial support through charitable donations and aiming to increase sustainability by offering paid services to visiting surfers.

For anybody who has experienced the beauty of Sumatra, or the magical waves of Nias this is an opportunity to give something back to the community. Friends of Nias was founded by surfers and led by Dr Raf Ghabrial’s passion to create a medical service for locals, visiting surfers and travellers to the region of Lagundri Bay.


Our foundation is an Indonesian based charity with tax deductible status through World Relief Australia. Our aim is to help the people of Nias Island who require medical care at no charge. We hope to gain support through charitable donations and treat visiting surfers via their health insurance.

Your kind donation will go towards maintaining a medical clinic in Laundry Bay, Nias.

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