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About us

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

Our mission is to build two concrete skateparks in two very densely populated districts of Maputo, Maxaquene and Khongolote

The skateparks will extend two youth centers, that already support kids in the neighborhood and will host multiple cultural and educative events

Our deed is helping these two organizations to grow, attract more kids, more volunteers, more artists and more attention and just progress.

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.

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.

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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 is based in a central district of Maxaquene and their 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.

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Maputo-Skate

Is another organization working with kids, perhaps more focused on the skateboarding aspect of our intervention. Their base is in a suburban district called Khonglote where the skatepark will be a big surprise to the community. Maputo-Skate works with more than a hundred kids and their reach will surely only grow after we finish together.

Their primary role is to prepare the land for the build and gather a few volunteers from the ground to help us and more importantly, learn how to build!

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Skate World Better

Our role is to facilitate the organization and logistics of the whole process. We gathered the assets and we took care of all the participants, from volunteers to professionals.

Our role is also to communicate with local skateboarders, people, and entities We also remain in regular contact with the architects who help with designing 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

People behind

Those we would not be able to make it without

Legal consultant

Matous Bem

Architects

Unicorn/Unicorn

Logo creator

Martin Masaryk

Graphic design

Jakub Karlik

Web Development

Tripleton

Fashion Guru

Jakub Novotny

Promoter / Translator

Jan Balas

Photographer

Jonas Camps

Achievements

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

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The land I

The first land is about 240 square meters in one of the poorer central districts called Maxaquene. We want to transform that into a kidney shaped bowl.

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The land II

The second land is much bigger around 600 square meters in a suburban area of Maputo called Kongolate. The neighbourhood is very densely populated, so we will build a bigger park with a variety of obstacles.

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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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professional engineers, builders, architects, photographers, academics and skateboarders are already part of this project.

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Business meetings with peers around Europe, 1 skateboarding conference attended in Johannesburg with our partners and likeminded peers and several meetings held in Maputo with our current and potential partners.

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Skateboarders in Maputo who are part of our team.

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International grants asked for.