Together, let's build 2 new skateparks and impact hundreds of children in Northern Peru.
Building two skateparks & running youth programmes for marginalized kids in northern Peru.
Reaching over 300 children through our Edu-Skate programme + providing a safe haven and social hub for hundreds more.
Running our Apprenticeship programme during the builds: teaching local adolescents the skatepark construction process while earning a wage.
A locally driven, globally supported project: we’re supporting @CJF_Peru to make it happen.
This is a collective effort, and we can’t do it without YOU.
Please donate today to help support marginalized kids in northern Peru.
While only building a skatepark can undoubtedly provide a positive impact for individuals and communities, CJF has long observed that in order to truly provide socio-economic benefit, an investment into youth programming at the site is required. This is why we always facilitate positive youth development (PYD) programming at our project locations - through skateboarding.
CJF’s flagship youth development programme will run at the Cerrito Skatepark, offering skateboarding and life-skills classes to children aged 6-16. We expect to reach some 300 children per year through the daily classes.
Read more about the programme here.
Offering paid apprenticeship programmes for youth aged 16+ in photography and videography, editing and multimedia production, entrepreneurship and project management, as well as skatepark construction and maintenance. Read more about the programme here.
In partnership Otra Cosa Network and Moomin Language School we will also facilitate a new homework and English-teaching programme, offering technology-enabled lessons for the children at the skatepark.
Designed by Jhikson Akamine through the Planting Seeds Apprenticeship course that focused on skatepark design.
Size: 175 sqm
Designed by Harry Gerrard and Waves for Development.
Size: 200 sqm
Mar 26, 2021 · 4 min read
In this interview Emilio Rodriguez gives us insight into his own journey with skateboarding and his projects with CJF Peru. Emilio is a passionate skater, originally from Huancayo, Peru, who has been working with CJF Peru for over a year. He has been helpful with a little bit of everything: relations with local governments and other NGOs, programme management and as an Edu-Skate teacher.
Mar 20, 2021 · 4 min read
Today we get to know the person behind all the pictures from Peru shared on CJF’s platforms. Since the beginning, Jesus has been documenting CJF’s Peru journey and capturing the essence of the work we do through his lense.
Mar 10, 2021 · 2 min read
In December 2020, the CJF Peru team made a week-long trip around four cities in northern Peru to spread the positive seeds of skateboarding. Throughout 8 days on the road the team hosted free skateboarding workshops for kids and best-trick contests for the local skaters in Chiclayo, Piura, Lobitos and Trujillo.
Mar 2, 2021 · 5 min read
Alfonso a.k.a. “Foncho” is the longest standing member of the CJF Peru team, and this interview shows why. His love and dedication to skateboarding is proven both on and off the board. Foncho has experienced first-hand how important it is to get up after falling down. And to stay positive, in life as in skateboarding. Listen up, here’s a thoroughly true skater.
Feb 18, 2021 · 5 min read
Every crew has this one certain person that you can always count on – whatever it is, whenever you call, whatever you’re asking for – this person will be there for you. Jhikson is this special person in CJF Perú, having helped out whenever there was need and desperation.
Feb 11, 2021 · 6 min read
Arissa Moreno Ruiz is one of those selflessly driven human beings that just get things done. She’s a local from Trujillo, she’s 26-years old, and she’s the newly appointed Country Manager of CJF Peru. We sat down with her to talk about the Cerrito de la Virgen project location, which she will be managing once construction is done. Sit back, relax and learn more about CJF Peru.
Jan 28, 2021 · 5 min read
Today Concrete Jungle Foundation is launching a new campaign: to build two skateparks and youth spaces for children in Northern Peru.Upon completion of the facilities we’re together set to reach over 300 kids through our youth programmes, as well as provide a safe haven and social hub for hundreds more.