Ethiopia Skate was started by Abenezer Temesgen & Sean Stromsoe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. We are in the process of establishing a non-profit organization and we have collected an international team of skateboarders and organizers to help promote skateboarding in Ethiopia. We just want to skate.
National Skateboard Campaign
We plan to build Ethiopia's first mobile mini halfpipe and move it around the city over the course of 2 weeks. We will teach local kids the basics as they crowd around the ramp. We’ll then put the ramp at accessible location as we build the first ever skatepark in Ethiopian history. We will pass out at least 100 skateboards to youth organizations and local children as well as start manufacturing our own decks. This is only the beginning.
Ethiopia's First Skatepark
We are in the process of securing the land but in order to make it official we need to prove that we have the funds necessary to begin construction. We are asking the world community to help us spark the fire that is skateboarding in Ethiopia. In addition to this international campaign we will also be getting local sponsors so that skateboarding can grow more rapidly in our country. We will post updates every step of the way so that you can be sure your money is spent wisely. We have a team of builders from Spain that will lead the construction, but please contact us if you have any experience in park building as there is always room for more hands on this project.
Contact us if:
You would like to volunteer to help build the park, organize events, or teach the youth how to skate. If you run a board shop and would like to donate boards, pads, or anything skate related please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can donate any tasty perks, please let us know.
Everything we do is dedicated to sharing the love of skateboarding in our country, nothing else. We just want to skate.