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Jun 23, 2021 · 2 min read

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Researching Skateboarding in Jamaica: Part 1



Our June residency at Stranded FM was broadcasted from the Caribbean shoreline of Bull Bay, Jamaica. Over three months we are working with Concrete Jungle Foundation on an ambitious research project to record the impact of The Freedom Skatepark one year after construction.

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May 28, 2021 · 4 min read

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Interview with the Energetic Nomads from Jamaica



A year after they started skateboarding, we caught up with the Energetic Nomads, the first group of graduates from the Edu-Skate Programme at the Freedom Skatepark. They have grown into a close-knit group that spends most of their days together. Get to know the group better through the following group interview.

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Apr 14, 2021 · 3 min read

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The Skateroom x CJF: Sealing our Partnership



Concrete Jungle Foundation wouldn’t exist without The Skateroom. Period. The Skateroom’s slogan is ‘Art for Social Impact’ - and that’s exactly what they do. They’re one of those rare social businesses that truly create value out of passion. Throughout the past few years, this Belgian social entrepreneurial venture has been the lifeblood of our charity. They’ve supported us all the way back from 2018.

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Mar 26, 2021 · 4 min read

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Skateboarding Cambia Vidas



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.

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Mar 24, 2021 · 8 min read

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Building, learning and sharing skateboarding in South America



Antidote is a French company committed to community and rooted in the DIY mindset. And while the company itself is pretty young, the guys behind it have been involved in builds all around the world for decades. In fact, Pierre the co-founde was building skateparks in Peru, Bolivia and Brazil back before CJF existed.

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Mar 20, 2021 · 4 min read

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Capturing the evolution of CJF Peru



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.

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Mar 11, 2021 · 1 min read

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New Line Skateparks x Concrete Jungle Foundation



Today we’re thrilled to announce a formal partnership with our longest standing friends in the skatepark construction space: New Line Skateparks! New Line’s organizational maxim is ‘Building Skateboarding, Building Community’. And they stick to it. Over the past few decades they haven’t only become one of the most successful skatepark companies in North America.

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Mar 10, 2021 · 2 min read

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Tour de Norte with CJF Peru, the video



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.

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Mar 2, 2021 · 5 min read

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Interview with Alfonso Veintimilla



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.

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Feb 18, 2021 · 5 min read

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Planting Seeds and Designing Skateparks with Jhikson Akamine



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.

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Feb 11, 2021 · 6 min read

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Interview with Arissa Moreno



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.

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Jan 28, 2021 · 5 min read

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Announcing the 2021 CJF Peru Project



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.

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Jan 25, 2021 · 3 min read

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Skateboarding and COVID-19: A Coping Mechanism for Many


Concrete Jungle Foundation has sought to spread the positive values inherent to skateboarding for almost half a decade now. With the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent toll it’s taken on many people’s mental health, ...

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Oct 7, 2020 · 1 min read

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Development and Communications Intern


Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) is looking for a part-time intern to join the organisation with tasks related to development, fundraising and communications...

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Oct 2, 2020 · 2 min read

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Sharing the passion for Skateboarding in Peru - in times of COVID


On Friday, March 13th, six and a half months ago, we did our usual closing circle at “La Rampa,” our skate ramp in Cerrito de La Virgen, Huanchaco. This circle is one of our favorite times during an Edu-Skate lesson because both kids and volunteers have the opportunity to share what they learned and how they felt that day ...

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Sep 26, 2020 · 6 min read

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The Freedom Skatepark: Covid-19, Communities, and Concrete Turtles


Much will be written about the fundamental global changes ushered in by the emergence of COVID-19. Overnight this international health emergency forcefully inserted itself into the everyday, ironically serving as a reminder of the interconnected delicateness of human existence ...

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Sep 18, 2020 · 4 min read

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A space and time: Local Planting Seeds Apprentice Kayla Wheeler on building Kingston's first skatepark


I was nervous, battling second thoughts of even going. What if I dislike the work? What if I can’t do what’s required? Life can be beautiful even if you don't feel completely comfortable, I tell myself ...

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Apr 27, 2020 · Pictures

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The Freedom Skatepark, Jamaica


The Freedom Skatepark explained, browse to the best pictures taken during the Freedom Skatepak build.

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Feb 13, 2020 · 3 min read

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Planting Seeds Apprenticeship


The Planting Seeds Apprenticeship Programme will provide hands-on training to disadvantaged young adults in job-specific, entrepreneurial and digital skills in the form of paid apprenticeships. Targeted skill areas include ...

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Oct 1, 2019 · 1 min read

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Fundraising cryptocurrency with the Bitgive Foundation


As anyone involved in the non-profit world will tell you, fundraising is challenging. At CJF, we’re constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to secure the resources necessary to support the communities we work with. And to that end ...

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Sep 27, 2019 · 4 min read

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Building Kingston’s First Skatepark


In February 2020 a group of 25 international volunteers will link up with Jamaican skateboarders to build Kingston’s very first skatepark, as well as a community centre attached to it...

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Jan 23, 2019 · Pictures

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The Luanda Skatepark, Angola


The Luanda Skatepark explained, browse to the best pictures taken during the Luanda Skatepak build.

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Dec 17, 2018 · 3 min read

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Opening Day of the Luanda Skatepark


On December 9th, 2018, the first skatepark of Angola was opened in the capital city of Luanda, marking the end of five weeks of construction. With speeches, skate clinics, competitions,...

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Oct 15, 2018 · 4 min read

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A Concrete Blossoming: The Story of Angola’s First Skatepark


In November 2018 some twenty individuals from all over the world will gather in Luanda, Angola for a month and a half. With power tools, boards, and blueprints in hand, they will team up with a crew of local youth...

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Apr 27, 2017 · Pictures

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The Alto-Trujillo Skatepark, Peru


The Alto-Trujillo Skatepark explained, browse to the best pictures taken during the Alto Trujillo Skatepak build.

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Join CJFamily now

Concrete Jungle Family is our global community of supporters, skateboarders, students and parents that share our mission to empower children through skateboarding, youth programmes and community development.

With the support of the Family, we have over the past three years been able to...

  • Build 3 free-of-charge, public skateparks in at-risk communities in Peru, Angola and Jamaica
  • Directly impact 365 children through 223 classes as part of the Edu Skate programme
  • Provide 9 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 36% female particpation rate across our programmes
  • Employ 16 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the Concrete Jungle Family, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities in need.

All Family Members also get -25% off everything in our online shop!

Thank you for helping us spread the positive seeds of skateboarding.

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Group picture of Peru skateboarders stretching

Join CJFamily now

Concrete Jungle Family is our global community of supporters, skateboarders, students and parents that share our mission to empower children through skateboarding, youth programmes and community development.

With the support of the Family, we have over the past three years been able to...

  • Build 3 free-of-charge, public skateparks in at-risk communities in Peru, Angola and Jamaica
  • Directly impact 365 children through 223 classes as part of the Edu Skate programme
  • Provide 9 paid apprenticeships to youth in need as part of the Planting Seeds programme
  • Achieve a 36% female particpation rate across our programmes
  • Employ 16 local adolescents and young adults across our project locations

By donating 5€ or more a month you can join the Concrete Jungle Family, help us support the hundreds of youth we work with around the world, as well as help us build more skateparks for communities in need.

All Family Members also get -25% off everything in our online shop!

Thank you for helping us spread the positive seeds of skateboarding.

Referral programme
Group picture of Angolan skateboarders