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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that this is NOT 'Ethioskate', which is another organization you can check out in Addis.
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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.