Skateboarding for
development in Peru

Skateboarding for development in Peru

Impact

235
children impacted through Edu-Skate

173
classes held

40%
female participation

6
6 permanent staff

3
freelancers

Peru map skatepark

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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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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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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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”

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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 Emilio Rodriguez

Programme Management

Emilio Rodriguez

Peru Staff Jhikson Akamine

Administration and Finance

Jhikson Akamine

Peru Staff Arissa Moreno

Public Relations and Development

Arissa Moreno

Peru Staff Jesus Rengifo Saldaña

Photography and Design

Jesus Rengifo Saldaña

Peru Staff Alfonso Veintimilla

Marketing Assistant and Social Media

Alfonso Veintimilla

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

Edu-Skater


Minimum time commitment: 1 month

Has skateboarding helped you develop skills that helped you grow as a person? Hyped to teach local youth and spread the love further? Then this position is for you. As an Edu-Skater you don’t just skateboard with our students, you organise classes to educate them on life-skills through skateboarding as part of the Edu-Skate programme.

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