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Schlagwort: Ethio Skate

Über die erste Skater-Rampe in Äthiopien: Ethio Skate

Ein kurzes aber mitnehmendes Potrait von Aaron Hutchinson über Israel Dejene, Gründer von “Love in Action” Ethio Skate in Addis Ababa. Dejene will mit diesem Projekt Kinder und Jugendliche über das Skaten zusammenbringen und gemeinsam mit ihnen neue Möglichkeiten schaffen. Also besorgte er ein paar Decks und alle bauten zusammen sie die erste Skater-Rampe in Äthiopien. Weil Skaten verbindet. Das weiß man nicht erst seit Skateistan. Tolles Projekt.

„By a village situated in the mountains of Addis Ababa, I saw kids sliding down the asphalt with plastic fixed to the underside of their shoes.
As a passionate skater, this inspired me to bring skating to this particularly tough neighbourhood as a way of empowering kids.
As a result “Love in Action” Ethio Skate project was born in my heart.
The community includes boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 19 in the Intoto area of Addis Ababa. Many of the kids are hawking in the city day by day and are slipping through the cracks in the system.
Ethioskate uses skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and to be the potential for change.
We hope to grow a sustainable organization that is recognized locally and globally for changing the lives of youth through skateboarding.“

(Direktlink, via Flyod)

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