Tuesday, March 30, 2010

This is really amazing.

Next time you think something sucks, but you just sit back and hope someone else does something about it, take a note from these kids.

Kitintale from Yann Gross on Vimeo.

This is the story of some youngsters who were influenced by a game they saw on TV and decided to construct themselves the only skatepark of East Africa in their neighborhood, since there wasn’t any concrete around.
With no assistance from government or large NGO’s, kids from Uganda took significant steps to overcome boredom and poverty throught skateboarding.
Built from the bottom up, the grassroots construction of the first skatepark engender a sense of pride and empowerment in the community of Kitintale.
By learning how to skate, the kids developped a sense of belonging to a community and realized a dream. Skateboarding keeps the youth busy and combats the developement of negative habits.

Now the skatepark is getting shabby and each day, more kids want to join the skateboaders.
It needs to be repaired and expanded. So If you like this project and want to help its expansion,
feel free to contribute by a donation. Even the smallest ammount can help.

Yann Gross is taking donations to donate help out with the skatepark here