“Green” Media Guru Chloe Jo Davis reached out to Nicolette & Cassi Gibson to run a feature on the Skate & Solidarity Project in Kampala Uganda. Please be sure to check out the article on the Girlie Girl Army, leave comments, and thank them for supporting the project.
The full article which includes video can be seen at this link – http://girliegirlarmy.com/blog/20100112/skating-in-uganda/
Jackson Mubiru is the director of the Uganda Skateboard Union, Kitintale Skate Park. Located in the Kampala district of Uganda the skatepark has been existent for about 4 years now and is going into its fifth year. From the initial amount of kids skating the numbers have grown due to an increasing popularity of the sport. Today the popularity of the sport is growing exponentially; at least fifty kids are skating, upwards from a humble beginning of less than thirty. This is great news, however, nothing is ever easy, and with the rise in number of kids attracted in to skating there is lack of gear, skateboards, and most of all the kids are in need of a bigger and better skate park. Despite these setbacks, folks have reached out and sent donations from time to time and have kept Kitintale skate park in theirs hearts. There have been many passing foreign visitors at the skate park and some have donated money for the cause. This is vital because the park relies solely on private donations, for now.
The full article by Nicolette Gibson can be found at this link – http://girliegirlarmy.com/blog/20100112/skating-in-uganda/