Angola – Luanda Skatepark | Fundraising Campaign

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Angola, the seventh-largest country in Africa, on the Western end of continent, is a country in flux. In its recent history, it has experienced conditions that are unfortunately not uncommon to many African nations. The 27 year civil war finally ended in 2002, but despite a period of rapid economic growth largely fueled by the country’s rich oil reserves, the country has never quite recovered from the devastation. Inefficient management of resources, the fall of global oil prices, and a subsequent recession exacerbated already high levels of poverty.

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Photo – Rui Magalhaes

Despite, or due to, Angola’s legacy of inequality and corruption, the country has recently become a breeding ground for skateboarders, with a vastly developing skate scene in the capital city of Luanda. Jesse Mendes, the founder of the ‘Angola Skateboarding Union’ has been vocalising on behalf of the community, the need for a skatepark to be built in Luanda.

Official permission has been granted to build on an open space of 700m² at Campo Polivalente Vila Estoril; a youth recreation centre located in a residential district, a far cry from the oil rich complex of the central city skyscrapers. The skatepark will be free and accessible to the whole skate community of Luanda.


It’s now time to bring together the resources to enable the build of this must needed community skatepark. Your contribution to this campaign will make this possible.

The Luanda Skatepark will serve the local skate community and will be run by the local skaters & volunteers. Donate For Skate, a charity organisation who collects new & used skate equipment for the youth of developing countries, will be able to make a significant contribution of skate gear for the skaters in Luanda, if our fundraising goal is reached.

Please donate and help to share the campaign, and together let’s make this project a reality for the skateboarders of Luanda.

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Photo – Rui Magalhaes