In collaboration with Skate-Aid (www.skate-aid.org) and Don Bosco & Africa Aid a skatepark was built at a school and training center of the Don Bosco Mission.
Don Bosco not only provided financial resources but a huge ground on the Don Bosco Vocational-Training-Centre as well. The Africa Aid supports the project financially and organizationally.
They not only have one of the largest sports facility in Tanzania but now an approximately 500 square-foot concrete skatepark.
Under the expert guidance of Axel Reichertz the park was built by a tanzania construction company in only 4 weeks. After the skatepark has now been completed, there is a permanent care, such as skateboarding & BMX classes. Skate-Aid will assume the consequential costs of the park and the teachers.
On 22 July 2011 they opened the skatepark in Tanzania officially!
In order not to weaken the regional textile industry, no T-shirts will be sent to Africa, but skateboards, protective gear, helmets, etc., which the kids can then borrow locally.
This is already the second skatepark we have realized in cooperation with the Skate-Aid Foundation. The Skatepark Karokh (Afghanistan) was finished in 2010 and it became the first concrete skate park in Asia.
More Travel Impressions can be found on the Skate-Aid website (yet only in german).
*To support the project even after the completion we collect bikes, parts, helmets, saftey gear etc. Here you can get more info: Fundraising Campaign