by Caitlin Sullivan in Cool Travel on Thursday 3 October 2013

In Ethiopia, the Ethioskate project is using skateboarding as a tool for motivating young boys and girls aged six to nineteen in a rough community. The project inspires the local kids to be whatever they dream of becoming, using skateboarding to focus them away from the draw of drugs and crime in Addis Ababa’s Intoto neighborhood. They’ve even built the first skate park, Love in Action, in Ethiopian history.