The Pigeon Plan is a project aiming at collecting used skateboards for children from poorer regions around South Africa. The 100 complete boards that we collected will be shipped to South Africa in January 2015, to be shared with various institutions. The Pigeon Plan will work with children's homes, primary schools, and other social services in the townships. At each location, a crew of volunteers, skateboarders, and helping hands will provide one-week workshops, where the kids get taught the basics on a skateboard. Our goal is to share the freedom and comeradeship of skateboarding and to provide workshops that won't be forgotten.
We will leave the boards with the institutions and are trying to find volunteers to continue the workshops on a regular, continuous basis. Skateboarding is something special and unique; no team, no special training, and only a piece of tar/concrete is needed. Rather than having old boards lying uselessly around at home, they can be put to good use. On a board we learned how to deal socially with others, to see the world differently, and express ourselves through movement; the urban jungle can become your playground. That's what skateboarding is about for us and that is the reason why we want to share our love for skateboarding with the kids of South Africa.
Our workshops will include...
- skateboard basics (pushes/kick-turns /a few tricks)
- skateboard culture (videos/photography/art)
- carpentry (set up a Skateboard, maintenance ramps)
- the joys of social engagement (intergenerational interactions)
- fun and enjoyment
KEEP SKATIN' ALIVE
You want to know who we are and what we doing?
Go to --> www.thepigeonplan.de
and watch the Clip!
Location: Kapstadt, South Africa