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San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR

by SuTrA - Support Trust Abroad e. V. Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR
San Skate - Skate and Youth Center in San Luis, DR

Summary

We are building a skate park in San Luis so that children suffering from poverty can learn how to skateboard, can stay away from crime and learn good values and skills to succeed in life! We see it as a form of alternative and fun leisure activities, which would support them in discovering a brighter and more structured side of life and consequently open doors to a better future. Besides learning a new sport and having fun, children learn such values as team spirit and self-confidence.

$7,000
total goal
$1,680
remaining
62
donors
1
monthly donor
9
months

Challenge

San Luis is a former working class neighborhood in the Dominican Republic with many poverty refugees from Haiti. People here live in wooden or tin huts - often without electricity and water. Many desperate parents send their children to earn money on the streets. Common children's work include shoe shining, street vending, car window cleaning or garbage collecting. In doing so, children are often exposed to great dangers. In extreme cases, children are even forced to theft or prostitution.

Solution

Hopelessness and lack of child care and leisure activities mislead children to a life on the street and increase the risk of ending up in felonious surroundings. We believe that by building a skateboard park and offering free skateboard classes, we create an alternative and fun leisure activities, which would support them in discovering a brighter and more structured side of life and consequently open doors to a better future.

Long-Term Impact

Besides learning a new sport and having fun, children learn such values as team spirit and self-confidence. In the course of our trainings, young people may become "Junior Coaches" and learn to take responsibility teaching other children. For many kids who already participate in our courses, it is more than just about skating - it becomes their lifestyle and changes their otherwise dreary everyday life.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​sanskate.org
San Skate Website (translated)
San Skate Facebook Page
Ospalding tells us why San Luis needs a Skate park
Meet our Junior Coach Osvaldo

Organization Information

SuTrA - Support Trust Abroad e. V.

Location: Cologne - Germany
Website: http:/​/​www.sutra-ev.de
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Isabell Kirckau
Cologne, North Rhine Westphalia Germany
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