We just discovered A Future on Wheels, a longboarding project in Cambodia, that teamed-up with local NGO OBT (Organization for the basic training) to bring longboarding to children from the rural area of Chiro Village with limited access to talent-developing activities and get the opportunity to discover and develop their talents through longboarding, which can also contribute to personal development. The project will operate from September 10th until November 10th 2017.
A Future on Wheels was created by Culiba Ballesta Torres, Jildou Dammers and Jay Alexis Nieto Ramirez. Please check out this video explaining why and how it was created and what they aim for.
At the moment they are still recruiting hardware for the project, so please click HERE and contribute with whatever you have. Old boards, wheels, trucks, safety gear… everything counts!
Las riders Colombianas Mónica de los Reyes y Carolina Ospina son fabulosas. Mónica tiene 50 años y Carolina 21. Las dos tienen caminos de vida muy distintos pero comparten una passion: el Downhill Skateboarding.
Este es un breve video testimonial de lo que representa para cada una este deporte y los motivos por los que lo practican. Bravo señoras! Nos ha encantado.
“Quit Your Day Job” is the first all-female skate film in the US in over a decade created by Erik Sandoval and Monique O’Toole. The film will showcase the most progressive street skating from the top female skateboarders in the world and also introduce up and coming skaters that are paving the way for the future generation of skateboarding.
Legends like Vanessa Torres, Lacey Baker and Samarria Brevard are staring the film as well as the next generation of up and comers including Candy Jacobs, Nika Washington, Mariah Duran, Annie Guglia, and Savannah Headden.
The official trailer is out and we couldn’t be more stoked! Check it out
Yesterday we ran across this amazing video and initiative happening in Madhya Pradesh, a small village in India, where surprisingly the largest skateboarding park of the country is located: The Janwaar Castle. The purpose of the Janwaar Castle Community Organization is to uplift the lives of the villagers in Janwaar, especially those of the Janwaar children through skateboarding.
A sport which has long been identified with urban neighbourhoods across the world, is being used in a village in central India as a trigger for social change. Ulrike Reinhard – a German national – established a skate park in Janwar, Madhya Pradesh in February 2015, with the help of a few Indian and international skateboarding organisations inspired by Skateistan.
The region to which the village belongs is notorious for being one of the most socially and economically backward areas of the country. Untouchability, gender inequality, illiteracy, and alcoholism are rampant here. Through the voices of Ulrike and the children of the village, the film documents how the skate park is gradually changing the social fabric of the village and addressing some of its most deep rooted issues.
With the simple rule “Girls first” they are promoting gender equality in a region where this is not a popular thing.
We love seeing more and more initiatives like this. Skateboarding is changing lives for the better around the world in regions where they don’t even have concrete. We can always do something. Get involved in your local community or create something from scratch. We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for!
To get involved or find out how you can help Janwaar Castle click HERE. They need us!