Ethiopia Skate is an organization dedicated to supporting youth in Ethiopia through skateboarding and education. It was founded by Abenezer Temesgen & Sean Stromsoe in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They are in the process of establishing a non-profit organization and have collected an international team of skateboarders and organizers to help promote skateboarding in Ethiopia.
They are planning to build Ethiopia’s first mobile mini halfpipe and move it around the city over the course of 2 weeks and will teach children the basics of skateboarding. They will then put the ramp in an accessible location as they build the first ever skatepark in Ethiopian history. They also plan to give at least 100 skateboards to youth organizations and local children as well as start to manufacture their our own decks.
Ethiopia Skate are in the process of securing the land but in order to make it official they need to prove they possess the funds necessary to begin construction. In addition to this international campaign they are also raising support from local sponsors.
If you would like to volunteer to help build the park, organize events, teach others how to skate, run a board shop and would like to donate boards, pads, or anything skate related please reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org.