Community Building Through Skateboarding in Addis Ababa by embarqnetwork

“Blue donkeys,” as they are known locally, are one of the primary modes of transport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photo by Overseas Development Institute/Flickr. Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. In fact, it’s population has almost tripled since 1970. In its rapid race towards development , little space was left for parks, little consideration was given to the role of public spaces, and no mass transport infrastructure unites the distinct neighborhoods of the city. The city as it stands now is one with a million different story lines, with each resident taking private cars, taxis, or the occasional bus to their own private meeting places. Yet, some are fighting to change this situation. Ethiopia Skate, a grassroots organization that teaches low-income youth how to skateboard, is turning skating into a legitimate transpo...

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