On April 1st, 2023, we launched the partnership between Seprod Foundation and USAID at Freedom Skatepark in support of the Edu-Skate Programme. Through a USAID grant, valued at USD 24,000, we are able to fund 2 seasons, and expand the reach of the Programme. The Edu-Skate Programme, developed by the Concrete Jungle Foundation, is an innovative and exciting programme that teaches youth life skills through skateboarding. The launch featured remarks from the Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the US Embassy, Holly Wheeler, a skateboarding demonstration and a preview of an Edu- Skate Lesson with students from RISE Life Management Services and Denham Town High School.
“Edu-skate Extended is a fantastic program that helps Kingston’s youth, especially those from undeserved backgrounds and volatile communities, develop important life skills such as awareness, confidence, respect, and resilience. Skills like these are critical for positive personal development and strong communities.”
– Holly Wheeler (US Embassy Representative)