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SkatePal Volunteers 2018

We're currently accepting applications for male and female volunteers to teach skateboarding in Palestine between March and October 2018.

Placements are offered for either one or two months. Volunteers will be working with our local partners, The Palestinian House of Friendship and SkateQilya at our skateparks in Asira Al-Shamaliya and Jayyous.

For more information or to receive your application form please email: info@skatepal.co.uk

Photo: Emil Agerskov

Photo: Emil Agerskov

Jayyous Skatepark - Week 2

Week 2 down!

Our volunteers have been working late into the night, pouring concrete (and their hearts) into Jayyous Skatepark. We've hit our fundraising target with partners SkateQilya, but you can still donate towards the sustainability of this project:

www.jayyouspark.com

Jayyous Skatepark - Week 1

Our new project in partnership with SkateQilya is starting to take shape and the stoke is high within Jayyous Skatepark team! Our volunteers have been working from noon 'till night to get the job done. Check out the video to see what went down in week 1.

We've reached 94% of our fundraising target of £10,000 but there's still time to help out.

Donate at www.jayyouspark.com and follow @jayyouspark on Facebook and Instagram for daily updates! 

Jayyous Skatepark

We're very excited to announce that our next skatepark will be built in the village of Jayyous in collaboration with our friends at SkateQilya!

This September we will be working with a team of international volunteers and professional skatepark builders to construct a 600m2, free access community skatepark in the picturesque Palestinian village of Jayyous. 

Working together with the local community and partner organisations, we will provide the fast-growing group of skateboarders in Jayyous a safe space to engage with each other and call their own! 

For more information and to donate head to: www.jayyouspark.com

Follow the story @jayyouspark on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact us at jayyouspark@gmail.com

SkateQilya Launch

Our friends over at SkateQilya have just launched their new website!

SkateQilya is a youth empowerment program that uses skateboarding as a hook to teach art, community building and leadership skills to young people in the West Bank district of Qalqilya.

SkateQilya began as three-week summer camp in which young girls and boys from the city of Qalqilya and neighbouring village of Jayyous came together for the first co-ed athletic program in the district.

We're looking forward to working with SkateQilya on future projects to support skateboarding in Palestine - stay tuned for more details in 2017!