Skateboarding in Peru

Skateboarding in Peru


Season 13 Report - September to December, 2022:

unique children impacted over 71 Edu-Skate classes

total attendance over 25 Girls Skate sessions

female participation across all programmes

skatepark visits

locally run

The Story

While we now run projects across multiple continents, it all started in Perú in 2017, when CJF built its first community skatepark attached to a school in Alto Trujillo. That original park has since been demolished to accommodate the school’s expansion, but our presence in Perú is now stronger than ever.

In 2021, the community skatepark now known as ‘La Rampa’ was built in Cerrito, a short journey from the quiet surf town of Huanchaco. It is here, in the coastal enclave of the city of Trujillo, that the local CJF Perú team is now based. 2021 also saw the construction of the Lobitos Bowl for our local partners Waves Lobitos, a charity that supports disadvantaged youth through surfing and (now) skateboarding, further north up the coast.

Today, CJF Perú provides regular skateboarding lessons at La Rampa in Cerrito, as well as at the public skatepark known as Santa Edelmira in Trujillo. Alongside teaching our curriculum of ‘Edu-Skate’ lessons, the work of CJF Perú has a particular focus on female empowerment, educational workshops, and community development. It is within these core goals that volunteers like you can provide vital support.

Alto Trujillo's Skatepark
Cerrito's Skatepark
Lobitos' Skatepark

News from Peru

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Oct 5, 2022 · 2 min read

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Arissa is our 2022 Women’s Leadership Award winner, here’s why

We’ve launched two Women’s Leadership Awards in 2022 to further female empowerment through skateboarding in local communities, meet our Peru winner Arissa.

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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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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 Andre Sanchez Villar

Programmes, Media & Finance Director

Luis Andre Sánchez Villar

Peru Staff Arissa Moreno

Development Director

Arissa Moreno Ruiz

-> Read her interview
Peru Staff Jhikson Akamine

Construction Director

Jhikson Akamine Garcia

-> Read his interview
Peru Staff Steven Bullen

Enrichment Activities Manager

Steven Bullen

Peru Staff Amaia

Organizational Manager

Amaia Etxeberria

Peru Staff Jose Silva


Jose Silva

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?

Skatepark Volunteer

Minimum time commitment: 1 month

Have you experienced the positive influence that 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 skating with the youths that may benefit from it the most? If so, apply online now to join the CJF family as a volunteer in Perú, and experience first-hand the powerful impact that our skateparks can have in developing countries. Alongside assisting in our weekly Edu-Skate classes, you can tailor your volunteering experience based around your own passions and skills. For more information please take a look at our Volunteer Pack and apply online when you are ready to take the next step.

Peru Volunteer Pack. Peru Volunteer Pack.
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