Ethiopia Skate Campaign

We just want to skate.
Ethiopia Skate
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Addis Ababa
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The Basics

Ethiopia Skate was started as a peer group of young skaters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. It has grown to be a city-wide group of skaters and has helped them get access to gear and meet foreign skaters.  We just want to skate.

National Skateboard Campaign

We plan to build Ethiopia's first mini ramp at an 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 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 are working with pro skaters and a German organization called Make Life Skate Life on construction planning and development. 

If we do not reach our goal, we will build whatever features we can afford at a public youth-center and save any remaining funds to be put toward the final 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 

Please note that this is NOT 'Ethioskate', which is another organization you can check out in Addis.  

Be sure to check us out on Facebook

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.

 We just want to skate.

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raised by 244 people in 4 months
25% funded
No time left
$60,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on February 13, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $10USD

    Thanks bro! We'll send you a postcard with one of our gallery images from our home in Addis Ababa.

    48 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $25USD

    We will send you a super sweet sticker pack and special thank you postmarked from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

    42 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $50USD

    We don't really think you're amateur. To prove it we will send you a fresh Ethiopia Skate tee shirt straight from the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethopia.

    70 out of 500 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $500USD

    We'll build a rail in your name (a rail is forever) and Abenezer will show you around the city when you finally visit Ethiopia. And we'll send stickers. Everybody loves stickers.

    5 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $1,000USD

    We will build a ramp in your name and Abenezer will show you around the city when you finally visit Ethiopia. And the stickers, we'll send those too.

    2 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: December 2013
  • $2,500USD

    You tell us! We'll work something out.

    0 out of 2 claimed
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