What is it that we aim for
There are multiple reasons to our shared interest in this development project. Importantly enough, being MA students of the African Studies of the University of Copenhagen we need to conduct a fieldwork as a part of our degree.
That gave us the incentive to develop a sustainable project that aims at children and uses skateboarding as a tool. Both Africa and Skateboarding are close to our hearts so we did not do to fat for the inspiration.
Skateboarding, events and education
Skateboarding as a tool
The concrete skateparks will consist of all kinds of obstacles varying from curbs, rails, banks, to a bowl and a more open space for practicing tricks on the flat ground.
When finished, our partnering
Let's see how it looks
See what people that helped us to work on this project have to say.
We need a place to skate
For many years we have been trying to get some support from the government to help us build a public skatepark, but our voices were never listened to.
Maputo is developing fast so I really think it is the time to build a skatepark too. After all, it is a regular element in the city planning.
I am pretty excited for this to finally happen!
It brings me joy
My first experience volunteering for a skate NGO was in 2014 when I traveled to Jordan within my studies.
At that time, now a well-established organization Make Life Skate, was planning to build a skatepark for underprivileged children in the Jordanian capital, Amman, and I got the unique opportunity to be involved in the project.