Teaching 1 000 children skateboarding in Ghana

>> Help us to teach a 1 000 children skateboarding in Ghana!

Help our collective Surf Ghana to organize our second edition of an amazing social skate tour planned from March 18th to the 31st of 2019.

For the culture!
Our collective has been working on promoting skateboarding in Ghana for the past 3 years.

With the help of our friends and sponsors all around the world (Vans, Decathlon, Trace TV…), we have been able to collect over 200 used sports equipment, also, we have been given skateboarding and surfing lessons in different villages and towns in Ghana. Including Busua, Kwahu, Accra, Peki, Kumasi etc.

Our main goal is to build the very first safe and well put together skatepark in Ghana, we aim to provide the best experience for skateboarders in the country.

To achieve our goal, every year we challenge ourselves to organize a skate tour. With the help of the tour, we get the opportunity to meet all kinds of children from different towns that have different backgrounds. We are really hoping to build a community that children can rely on. For our upcoming trip, we plan to teach up to 1 000 children how to skateboard in exactly 12 days.

In 2018, whiles we were on tour, we had the chance to provide 600 kids skateboarding lessons.

We toured in Busua, Cape Coast, Cape three points, Takoradi, Abonom, Accra, Kumasi, and Peki.

We believe, this project has a huge positive impact in the Ghanaian community and above all has encouraged the youth to practice sport to improve their mental and emotional wellbeing.

Moreover, we believe traveling is the best way for Ghanaians to discover their own truth. In Ghana, people typically don’t get the chance to travel and in most cases, they can’t even afford the traveling expenses.  
For most the children who participate in our tour, it gives them a sense of boldness when they return because they get to explore, to learn, to understand a new culture, to interact with different people, to create long-lasting lifetime memories and sometimes they discover who they are in the process.

What about the trip?
We plan to visit a total of 9 towns and villages: Kwahu, Peki, Akosombo, Ho, Lomé, Ada, Keta, Tema, Aburi, Accra.
Our tour is going to consist of multiple activities in every town, such as skate lessons, live painting, music & dance, fun competitions, and prize give away.

We need to get 7 000 euros
> We plan to rent and decorate 2 big vans for 14 days that could accommodate all 24 members.
> We have to provide accommodation for our members including breakfast lunch and dinner from the start of the tour to the end. Most of our members are young, students and unemployed.
> We wish to provide all the necessary sports equipment needed for each child to practice skateboarding safely (protective gear like helmets and pads, first aid box)
> We plan also to rent photography and film equipment to document our tour and to be able to share with the world what a great sport skateboarding is.
 
About the collective:
Surf Ghana is a collective of surfers and skateboarders based in Accra created in 2016.

Surf Ghana aims to support and contribute to the easy access to Board-sports and practices for all Ghanaians. Our project is also to promote eco-citizen actions in Ghana for children, teenagers, and young adults.

The collective wants to use the practice of board sports as a stepping stone for education, social inclusion, empowerment of young people in the country.

Our team is made up of creatives individuals who have experiences in sports education, photojournalism, graphic design, event planning, cinematography and of course skateboarding

Want to know more about the collective ?  Check our refreshing Instagram page
 
We count on you!
This trip will be funded 100% through donations.
Please consider donating to help offset the cost of this trip and help the surf Ghana collective to achieve their dream of having a skate tour and also get the chance to teach 1000 children how to skate.
 
Please help us make a difference in the communities in Ghana and inspire the youth with a positive message of freedom throughout Ghana. 

We believe in responsible tourism that preserves, respects and benefits destinations and the natives. Also, we plan to only get accommodations and food from locals as a way of supporting the Ghanaian community.

We believe that eradicating equality in all its forms and dimensions, including sports, is one of the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.

We think this is the future of tourism in Africa!

Peace & Love

Sandy

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Organizer 

Sandy Alibo 
Organizer
Vitry-sur-Seine (Val-de-Marne), France
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