A short look into the life and challenges of a small NGO, One Love Skate Expo, run by Kabelo Tshilwane from the Drill Hall premises in Johannesburg.
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The best thing about skating is that it keeps us away from the streets and drugs. – Happy, 12, Skateistan South Africa student
Over 100 students already participate in Skateistan South Africa’s regular programming and this number is growing every week. They now need a space of their own for the kids to learn and play! You can help them fund the creation of a safe learning center and skatepark in central Johannesburg by making a donation.
Scheduled to open in mid-2015, Skateistan South Africa’s skate school will be a safe space for ages 5-25, with a focus on girls, migrants and vulnerable youth.
So far they’ve raised 58,275 USD during the Keep Skateistan Rolling campaign. With your help they can reach our goal of 60,000 USD and continue to provide safe spaces and quality programming to over 1200 youth each week.
Your investment in Skateistan allows them to ensure their skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa are safe, inspiring environments for our students, especially the skater girls.
Click HERE to make a donation.
A Safe Space for At-Risk Youth
You have to think bigger than the streets. Think bigger than where you come from. – Ayanda Mnyandu, Skateistan South Africa Operations Officer
In South Africa, children under the age of 18 make up 37% of the population. Youth face a range of issues such as urban poverty, health issues (particularly related to HIV), lack of employment opportunities, social/racial divisions, and gender-based violence. In our focus area of central Johannesburg, young people, especially those from low income and migrant backgrounds, face violence, drug abuse, poor quality education, and social isolation.
Located on 990m2 of donated land in central Johannesburg, the skate school will include a containerized education and training center, together with an outdoor skateboard plaza (concept pictured above). Programming will run six days per week, with a capacity to teach up to 700 children weekly.
The learning center will feature a classroom, study lab, office, and multi-purpose rooftop space. Beside it will be an outdoor skate plaza (the only one in central Johannesburg). The entire space will reflect the creativity, inspiration and new opportunities for the youth.
Watch our new “Safe Spaces” video to see what Skateistan youth think about having a safe space to skate and learn. In a neighborhood that includes both a rundown, low-income industrial area and the growing artistic community of Maboneng, the Skateistan South Africa skate school promises to be a transformative and exciting space for youth coming from all walks of life.
The long-term vision is for the skate school to become a training hub for youth to create and lead their own community projects in South Africa and the continent.
What Your Donation Can Do
Every bit counts. To give you an idea of just what your donation can do, here are some examples:
$10 – Emergency first-aid supplies for student injuries
$50 – Monthly internet connection for student exchange programs
$100 – Wood to repair our mini ramp in Johannesburg each year
In-kind sponsorship to reduce costs. If you area able to provide shipping containers in South Africa please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anthony De Mendonca destroying the Festival Mall park before it was closed down.
Song: Tswa daar – Khuli Chana ft. Notshi
Filmed and Edited: Dwayne Erasmus
World Skateboarding GP was invited by the Northern Cape Tourism Association to Johannesburg to skate on SABC’s Morning Live show, to celebrate the launch of Northern Cape World Tourism Month. Check out Anthony de Mendonca, Adam Woolf and some other skaters shredding on a narrow ramp/rail setup outside Arts on Main in Maboneng.
The video from the second KDC Grand Slam event of 2014 at Cresta Shopping Centre in Johannesburg.
Skaters in order of appearance: ?, Michael Stylianou, Mark Linsi, Jeremy Stone, Shaun Burger, Brandon Valjalo, Brandon Ramos, Continue reading “KDC Grand Slam Cresta”