Since 2010 skate-aid
supports the Uganda Skateboard Union (USU)
, which built the first skatepark in Uganda. In these last seven years, the number of children taking part in the project has grown continuously. Today skate-aid and the USU are offering on a daily basis 50 teenagers in the slum area Kitintale in Kampala the opportunity to skate and enjoy the company of like-minded kids. This way the personal development of the children is being supported and their biopsychosocial health strengthened.
Main issues in the slum area Kitintale are lack of education, unemployment, diseases like HIV and drug abuse. Skateboarding helps despite these difficult circumstances to promote a sense of identity and purpose especially in the development of young people. Right now the relatively small skatepark is not able to satisfy the increasing number of kids excited to use the facility. Thus we want to finish off the already started middle piece of the skatepark in order to allow even more kids to enjoy skateboarding.
In future there are further extensions and a building planned, in which social cultural workshops will be held. The upcoming workshops will include the making of backpacks, information and prevention events concerning HIV and many more subjects.
Please donate in order to extent this wonderful and meaningful project!