Refurb in Nepal- a skate project

The coaches and first participants of SITE's premier Girls Skate Programme would like to present Refurb and the Make Life Skate Life Nepal project.
Coming together over a mutual respect for board-sports and an inherent inclination to allow these sports to consume our lives, Queenstown’s up and coming female skate community will be taking themselves and their successful coaching programme from SITE in Queenstown New Zealand to Pokhara Nepal.

After gaining such a welcoming initiation into skateboarding ourselves, we wanted nothing more than to share this whole process with as many people as possible.Leading us naturally to start the Girls Skate Programme. 

Inevitably when we heard about Make Life Skate Life’s project in Nepal, there was no choice but to get involved. The “100% volunteer-run non-profit organization works with local skateboarding communities around the world to create free of charge, community-built concrete skateparks.” The skatepark projects we have completed in India, Bolivia,  Jordan, Myanmar, and Ethiopia have been successful through local community involvement from start to finish, providing local skateboarders with the tools, materials, knowledge, and inspiration to create their own projects.”

Offering our time as labourers and coaches we will be assisting with the last push of putting the park together, and be ready for coaching on its opening day.

Leaving for Nepal on April 28th, our main mission is to not only get the space in Pokhara up and running, smoothly, but also transfer our skating and coaching skills onto locals. Leaving behind a legacy of stoked individuals and an ongoing space for learning and progressing.

Aiming to fundraise $7000 NZD, the funds made here will assist us with materials for the project; skate gear to leave with the locals and flights. Keep updated about our up and coming fundraising events and you and/or your business' could get involved via our Facebook page .    

Currently we are putting together a short documentary of our efforts here in New Zealand, which will premier at local venues in Queenstown, and help us with exposure on the project. A similar project will go underway and return with us from Nepal, and finally the whole trip wouln't be complete without team T's which will be worn pre, post and all throughout our trip (yes we will find time to wash them as well!) For information on how your business could potentially gain exposure via these means check out our reward levels.

So thank you for taking the time to read this, please feel free to share our project with anyone you think might be interested and if you feel so inclined leave a donation. Every little bit counts.

Stay stoked!
Love the team at Refurb.


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  • Abi Tav 
    • $25 
    • 33 mos
  • Squibby Dymock  
    • $30 
    • 33 mos
  • Debbie MacColl 
    • $100 
    • 33 mos
  • Helen Ferguson 
    • $215 
    • 34 mos
  • Veronica Clee 
    • $100 
    • 34 mos
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Caitlin Jean Hodgen 
Frankton, NZ
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