An unlikely urban sport is helping young refugees to learn important lessons in life along with boosting their self-confidence. Member of Free Movement Skateboarding in collaboration with Refugee Youth service started the initiative around 6 months down the line. It has attracted attention of young people both local and refugees from North Africa, Syria, Afghanistan etc. The skate park offers a safe place where these young people can meet, connect and most importantly gain self-dignity after fleeing from their home lands.
With skateboarding, they are able to empower young refugees.
Amidst the drudgeries of refugee camp, skateboarding is an escape from the labels of being a refugee. The skate park is definitely a place that promotes well-being for all. A new and small idea is fast changing a lot of lives.
By: Neha Maheshwari