Postcards from Ethiopia
Volunteer Art teaching and Skate Trip, November 2016 PHOTOS AND VIDEOS BY GEOFF FORTUNE
(thanks to the generous support from The Australian Embassy and Hope for Children NGO
as well as Ethiopia Skate and all the donations received from our friends and family)
School of St. Yared: -
We travelled to the city of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and hung out with some local kids and did some volunteer art teaching. Through art lessons and time spent with them, we encouraged the kids to think with their imaginations and pursue their dreams.
Ethiopia Skate: -
The second chapter of our visit brought us to Ethiopia Skate.
Formed in 2013 at the Sarbet parking lot in Addis Ababa, the organization works to empower youth in Ethiopia by providing access to skateboard materials and by creating skate spots.
In April 2016, it teamed up with Make Life Skate Life and a team of over 60 volunteer skatepark builders and skateboarders from around the world to construct Ethiopia’s first and only free-of-charge public skatepark, Addis Skatepark.
They were kind enough to let us add a little paint and color to their park.
PHOTOS FROM THE TRIP