Skateboarding for
development in Angola

Skateboarding for development in Angola

Impact

51
children impacted through Edu-Skate

22
classes held

23%
female participation

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The Story

After three decades of civil war, Angola today enjoys relative stability. Yet with a median age of 16.7 years and with 74.4% of children deprived across at least 3 out of 7 dimensions, the generational impacts of the conflict are unmistakable. This is a nation of youth. Moreover, it is a country of deep-rooted inequality and corruption, a predicament fuelled by oil wealth and weak political institutions.

Perhaps nowhere are these two sets of circumstances better illustrated than in downtown Luanda, the country’s capital. Here, against the backdrop of gleaming skyscrapers and a Miami-like shoreline, dozens of youth from the suburbs gather daily. To skate.

In response to local demands for a park, the 750 sqm Luanda Skatepark was built in the end of 2018 by some 30 international and local volunteers. It was completed in partnership with Angola Skateboarding Union, which today oversees youth programming at the park. It is the first and only skatepark in the country.

The Skatepark

News from Angola

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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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icon article

Dec 17, 2018 · 3 min read

CJF Blog Preview

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,...

Read more
icon article

Oct 15, 2018 · 4 min read

CJF Blog Preview

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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Project partners

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Project partners

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 Angola 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