Skateboarding in Peru

Skateboarding in Peru

Impact

235
children impacted through Edu-Skate

173
classes held

40%
female participation

5
permanent staff

3
freelancers

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
The 2021 Campaign

News from Peru

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Dec 13, 2021 · 3 min read

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Planting Seeds in Cerrito de la Virgen



My name is Jhikson Norman Taru Akamine Garcia. I was born on January 7, 2000, in Trujillo, northern Peru. When I was fourteen, my older neighbour gave me his board and I started skating. That unquestionably changed the course of my life.

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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 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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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 Andre Sanchez Villar

Team Manager

Andre Sanchez Villar, 'Karman'

Peru Staff Jhikson Akamine

Operation Manager

Jhikson Akamine

-> Read his interview
Peru Staff Jesus Rengifo Saldaña

Photography and Design

Jesus Rengifo Saldaña

-> Read his interview
Peru Staff Alfonso Veintimilla

Head Teacher

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

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