Skatepark Hout Bay

The Eyethu Skatepark was pitched on IndieGoGo, a crowdfund website. The goal is to build a skate park that nearly 9000 underprivileged kids can use!

 

The idea of the park was started by MJ, Sulaimain and Wonga who represent three local skate collectives “the Twentysk8”, “the 790’s Crew“ and “IY Skate”. They have joined forces to create the movement called Eyethu Skate.

They serve as teachers and role models to the younger kids, they actively build the community and, most importantly, have lots of fun doing it.

The guys started the crowdfund as a way to publicly fund a skatepark that would benefit a community of nearly 9000 underprivileged kids.

“We want to create a much needed safe recreational space for the over 9000 children in Hout Bay. We already have the support of the city of Cape Town, the Hout Bay Rotary Club and Indigo Skate.”

“EYETHU is a Nguni word meaning “ours”. It is also an affirmation of shared ownership or partnership. We want our skatepark to be a symbol of these values.”

The skatepark will become a place where the community can be exposed to positive role models; it will be a space where the differences in racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds simply don’t matter!

“Eyethu could become South Africa’s biggest publicly funded community project. It would also serve as a template for other grassroots initiatives to follow, in their own pursuit of envisioning, funding and creating their own public spaces.”

The skatepark is still only an idea in the process of finding funding but it’s going really well so far!

We can almost hear the skateboards flipping and grinding in the distance! We promise to keep you posted on it’s progress!

Skatepark


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Sources: Press Release / Indiegogo

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