ETHIOSKATE

Ethioskate
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ETHIOSKATE



Written by Don't Panic
16 Wednesday 16th October 2013

"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” Ethioskate 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. "

For more information go to ethioskate.tumblr.com

Ethioskate from Aaron Hutchinson on Vimeo.

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