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Kick Push: Uganda

In 2005 Jackson Mubiru decided to build what is now East Africa’s only skatepark – in Uganda. Jackson wanted to build a place for kids to congregate, compete, feel empowered, and build together. What is so touching about the 50 or so kids that skate the park is the way they smile, create, and express themselves considering only 6 years ago the south of the country was enveloped in civil conflict.

In June 2009 Cassi & her sister, Nicki, went back to Kampala and brought with them over 200lbs of donated brand new skate gear from Sky High Skateshop and NYC area stores, we called the project “Skate & Solidarity.”

photos by Cassi Gibson

Uganda Skateboard Union