Wade’s recent Mozambique builds

Wade’s recent Mozambique builds

Wade (one of our team members) recently returned from Maputo, Mozambique where he assisted in delivering two skate parks. Working with the local Maputo Skate and Association Skate of Mozambique organizations the projects were completed in collaboration with the international NGO Skate World Better and Wonders around the World, with funding donated from around the world. Most importantly, a team of locals and international volunteers were on site everyday to finish the parks from ordering materials, earthworks, concreting to ‘testing’ in 4 weeks. The parks (Maxaquene and Khongolote) are a mix of transition and street with elements ranging from beginners to more advanced, to ensure it caters for all. No doubt there will be some ripping locals (i.e. feeble grind down rails using the bottom of a quarter pipe as your run in!) whether its on their numerous transitions/banks, ledges and/or rails. As with any of these projects delivered in developing countries there were setbacks i.e. local bureaucracy, lack of supplies to mildly hot conditions! Nothing that the team of experienced builders who’ve worked on other similar projects (i.e. Iraq, Palestine, Morocco etc…) hasn’t experienced before. Several of this experienced build crew form part of the Timor team. More photos of the build on Wade’s photography site – https://sevenbythree.com/space/skate-park-maputo-mozambique

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