ABOUT US

We are a non-profit organization based in Denmark on a mission to build the first public skatepark in Mozambique

Mission

Our mission is to build a concrete skatepark, with elements firing for other sports and art.
The skatepark will stand around a youth center that will host multiple cultural and educative events and regular sessions.
Our deed should help local community to grow, attract more kids, more volunteers, more artists and more attention.

Vision

We know how skateboarding makes people happy and motivated. We have been there, we have tried that.
Our belief is that skateboarding and good access to it will do it’s magic also in Maputo.

Values

We believe in enthusiasm for interesting projects that bring good to our society.
We believe in the value of human willingness rather than the value of money. We believe in great times while doing great things.
Most importantly we believe in respect to one another, as this project requires a great level of joint-action.

Partnership triangle

We came up with an interconnected project, that not only joints multiple activities, but also people of all origins with different interests.

Altogether, we will create a youth center that will serve all kinds of purposes within the city of Maputo.

ASM

Is a Maputo based association of local skaters and skateboard enthusiasts. Apart from being an important element in the very building process, ASM provides us with all kinds of information regarding life in Mozambique, necessary documentation, accommodation and so on.

ASM’s primary role is to facilitate the necessary paperwork needed for legal construction initiation and in a later stage operating majority of the programs in the youth center.

Skate-aid

Is a long established skate-development organization, that has been focused on building skateparks and making an impact in third world countries for more than two decades. Their partnership is of an immense value for us due to their vast experience and consultancy.

Skate-Aid’s primary role is to provide assets for the materials and guidance through the organization. In a later stage Skate-aid will take care of sustainability of the programs running in the youth centre.

Skate World Better

Our role is to facilitate the organization and logistics of the whole process. We provide supplementary funding and we take care of all the participants, from volunteers to professionals.

Our role is also to communicate with local skateboarders and the architects to come up with the most feasible project for all our activities and all levels of skateboarding.

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Our Team

Meet the team behind this project

Founder

Brendan Greene-Anderson

Africa’s future development is dependent on the opportunities offered to its youth.

Bio

An American from Philadelphia, PA, earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toledo (Ohio) with a major in History.

Having already finished a Master’s Degree from Norwich University (Vermont) in World History, Brendan is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in African Studies from Copenhagen University.

As such, his academic background is in history, with a specific interest in Southern African history.

Founder

Tomas Erskog

Maputo is flourishing with culture everyone needs to experience

Bio

Tomas was born in Sweden to a Swedish father and Zimbabwean Mother but spent his youth in Mozambique and South Africa. Having achieved a BA in Arts & Culture from Maastricht University, NL Tomas decided to undertake an MA in African Studies from Copenhagen University to connect his interest in culture with his origin.

Founder

Martin Louzecký

Skateboarding will bring me anywhere

Bio

After finishing his BA in International territorial studies from Charles University in Prague CZE, continuing with regional studies was a natural choice for Martin.

People behind

Those we would not be able to make it without
Matous Bem

Legal consultant

Matous Bem
Unicorn/Unicorn

Architects

Unicorn/Unicorn
Martin Masaryk

Logo creator

Martin Masaryk
Jakub Karlik

Graphic design

Jakub Karlik
Hacker bois

Web Development

Hacker bois
Jakub novotny

Fashion Guru

Jakub Novotny
Jan Balas

Promoter / Transaltor

Jan Balas
Jonas Camps

Photographer

Jonas Camps

Achievements

By now we have already secured the most important essentials to make this happen.
Material assets

Material Assessts

We have been fortunate enough to receive a support from our partnering organization Skate-Aid, that will cover the material expanses.

Land

The land

Our land is 20x40 meters, located in Costa do Sol, a suburban area of Maputo right by the ocean. It is connected with the centre by public bus line.

Boards

Our boards

We have created our own design with one of our sponsors, Ambassadors skate company. Some boards will be sold to skaters around the world for funding, while the rest will be brought to Maputo for local skaters.

Other accomplishments

We keep our pace and we do not mean to slow down. Communication is a key element of this project.

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People on the team

85 000 €

Asked for in grants

74

Meetings with partners

3

Beneficial parties to be held

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