在埃塞俄比亚的首都的一个条件异常艰苦的村庄里，身为滑手的 Israel Dejene 为当地的孩子们搭起了一个Mini Ramp, 并给孩子们筹来了很多块滑板，让他们远离偷盗，毒品等恶习, 找到真正可以表现自我的东西，虽说孩子们动作现在依旧稚嫩，但是在那种如此艰苦的条件下能有块属于自己的滑板，想必孩子们是绝对不会放弃的!滑板会在生活中鼓舞着他们!
Israel Dejene, Founder, Ethioskate:”By a village situated in the mountains of Addis Ababa, I saw kids sliding down the asphalt with plastic fixed to the underside of their shoes.As a passionate skater, this inspired me to bring skating to this particularly tough neighbourhood as a way of empowering kids.As a result “Love in Action” Ethio Skate project was born. And here`s the story of it.
“The community includes boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 19 in the Intoto area of Addis Ababa. Many of the kids are hawking in the city day by day and are slipping through the cracks in the system.
Ethioskate uses skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and to be the potential for change.
We hope to grow a sustainable organization that is recognized locally and globally for changing the lives of youth through skateboarding. ”