This is the story of a group of kids in Ethiopia bringing the world of skateboarding to their homeland. With only 7 boards between 25 kids they ask for help from the world community of skaters as they enter a new frontier of skateboarding. We just want to skate.
Here are some brief highlights from the recent trip to Ethiopia.
Life Center partners with New Covenant Foundation (NCF) newcovenantfoundation.org/
and sends teams to Ethiopia for the purpose of observing and learning about Community Health Evangelism (CHE), participating in feeding programs for the disabled and widowed, caring for orphans in Soddo, and worshipping with church planters in Dilla while finding out how to best support their endeavors. lifecenter.net/ethiopia-new-covenant-foundation/
9 days with the bikes in the Simien mountains national park of Ethiopia. We climbed with our bikes the summit of Ethiopia (Mt. Ras Dashen; 4543 mts; 5th highest peak of Africa). First ascent with bikes.
Discover Ethiopia! Of all the African nations, Ethiopia is the most prone to misconceptions!
If you are interested in the full length movie (i´m working in it), contact me in:
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Sentayehu Teshale is a true craftsman. One of my workshop students, Mulugeta Gebrekidan, came up with the idea to film him at work. Sometimes you can see Sentayehu working in public around Addis Ababa.
Fifteen-year-old Destaye and her husband divide their time between working in the fields and taking care of their 6-month-old baby. At the time of their marriage, when Destaye was age 11, she was still in school and her husband expressed interest in letting her continue her education. Since the birth of their son, however, she has had to fulfill her duties of being a wife and mother exclusively. This short film by Jessica Dimmock and Stephanie Sinclair examines this young girl’s journey as a child bride in Ethiopia. Duration: 6 minutes.