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Project

Overview

What is it we aim for

There are multiple reasons to our shared interest in this development project. Importantly enough, being MA students of African Studies at the University of Copenhagen, we need to conduct a field work as a part of our degree.

That gave us the incentive to develop a sustainable project that aims on children and uses skateboarding as a tool. Both Africa and Skateboarding are close to our hearts so we did not go far for the inspiration.

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Skateboarding, events and education

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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 association of Mozambican skateboarders ASM with Maputo-Skate will facilitate regular skateboard lectures with the support of other local organizations.

The goal of the project is to make a small but significant impact on the lives of children in Maputo and offer them a playful and creative way to learn and make friendships.

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Exhibitions of all kinds

The very walls of both skateparks will serve as an open canvas to artists and kids who wish to try new techniques of painting.

The contiguous youth centers will provide a safe zone for hosting video premieres, concerts, workshops, photo or art exhibitions.

The centre will also host irregular skateboard demos of skaters coming from all over the world!

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Learning through play

Having the opportunity to connect education with games and joyful activities, we have decided to launch a partnership scheme with an NGO operating in Mozambique, that would regularly hold seminars in the youth centre.

We have not yet made the agreement with a particular organization, but it is a hot topic in our current agenda.

Research

The research

To link up the construction with an academic research. Three main research perspectives will be developed by the master’s students from Copenhagen University.

These projects will differ in specificity but will be centered upon the challenges faced by the youth in Maputo.

The outcome of this research will be made open source so that further research can be conducted along these lines and provide new insights into youth culture in Maputo.

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tomas

Tomas

My research will focus on the impact that development aid has on local communities who participate in development project. It will also elucidate the manner in which local participants perceive and development as a whole as well as specific projects.

This will be done in order to analyse development projects from the perspective of subjects in the Global South

martin

Martin

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brendan

Brendan

My research will focus on the impact that development aid has on local communities who participate in development project. It will also elucidate the manner in which local participants perceive and development as a whole as well as specific projects.

This will be done in order to analyse development projects from the perspective of subjects in the Global South

The design

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Testimonials

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