Skateboarding in Peru

Skateboarding in Peru

Impact

235
children impacted through Edu-Skate

173
classes held

40%
female participation

5
permanent staff

3
freelancers

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The Story

Located on the northern coast of Peru, Trujillo is the third most populous city in the country. It is a hot and bustling place, nestled in between sloping hills and desert fields stretching towards the sea. In the city center old colonial buildings glisten in the sun, and you might even catch the occasional tourist that’s wandered off the beaten track. But on the hillside communities surrounding the city, life speaks another story. Here, in Alto Trujillo, poverty, crime and gang violence are a rampant and everyday part of life.

The Alto Trujillo Skatepark was built on the grounds of a local school by some 40 international and local volunteers in 2017. Funded by individual private donations from all over the world, the 150 sqm skatepark was Concrete Jungle Foundation’s first full-scale international project.

Our Edu-Skate programme is part of the school’s curriculum and has been running for over three years with the help of international volunteers and local staff.

The Skatepark

News from Peru

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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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Article - 7min read

Planting Seeds Apprenticeship


“Learning through shadowing professionnal builder was a once in a life time opportunity. I feel more confident with the construction industry now”

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Article - 7min read

Planting Seeds Apprenticeship


“Learning through shadowing professionnal builder was a once in a life time opportunity. I feel more confident with the construction industry now”

Read more

Check out our Peru IG channel for daily news from the local team.

Current local staff

Meet the homies behind the scene.
This local team handles the day to day activities at the Peru project. Much respect.

Peru Staff Arissa Moreno

Country Manager

Arissa Moreno

-> Read her interview
Peru Staff Emilio Rodriguez

Programme Management

Emilio Rodriguez

Peru Staff Jhikson Akamine

Administration and Finance

Jhikson Akamine

-> Read his interview
Peru Staff Jesus Rengifo Saldaña

Photography and Design

Jesus Rengifo Saldaña

Peru Staff Alfonso Veintimilla

Marketing Assistant and Social Media

Alfonso Veintimilla

-> Read his interview
Edu-Skate class in Peru
Edu-Skate class in Peru

Volunteering opportunity

Our ongoing activities in Peru rely on the dedication and support of both local skaters as well as international volunteers. Keen to get involved on the ground?

Minimum time commitment: 1 month

Skatepark Volunteer


Minimum time commitment: 1 month

Have you experienced the positive influence skateboarding can have on your personal development and the development of a community? Are you excited to support a rising skateboard community and spread the love and benefits of skateboarding with the youths that can benefit from it the most? Come volunteer at one of our projects and experience first-hand the powerful impact our skateparks have in developing countries. You can compose your own volunteering experience based on your passions and the fields our projects need support in. Take a look at our volunteering packs for more information and fill out an application form if you're ready to take the next step!

Learn more about this role through the Peru Volunteer Pack.

Apply now

Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Project Manager


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Do you have the experience, skills and/or interest to take on more responsibilities as a volunteer and develop skills in management, organisation and leadership? Then this one might be for you. As project manager you’ll be leading on-the-ground activities at the skatepark as well as managing the local team and international volunteers. Minimum time commitment: 6 months, but more perks.

Learn more about this role through the Peru Volunteer Pack.

Apply now

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 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 Peruvian skateboarders stretching

Together, let's build 2 new skateparks and impact hundreds of children in Peru