Nepal, Butwal
Nepal, Butwal

Short profile

  • Destination:Nepal, Butwal
  • Short description:
  • Organisation:skate-aid international e.V.
  • Local partner:Yuwa for Change
  • Project duration:2020 - ongoing

The project:

Nepal is a historically rich and beautiful country in South-Asia and has been developing and modernizing fast with the goal of graduating from United Nation's ‘Least Developing Countries’ category by 2022. In 2015, Nepal was hit with a devastating earthquake of a 7.8 magnitude, leaving many parts of the country in ruins. Bringing new social infrastructure to Nepal is another crucial step towards to the country’s rebuilding and development. We want to play a part in this progress with the newest skate-aid Skatepark and sports-education-program.

After a few years of supporting our local partner ‘Yuwa for Change’ with skateboard hardware, we are happy that we can take this cooperation one step further. Together we will create “skate-aid Nepal” and start our new project in the city of Butwal, Nepal. We want to build a skate park in order to empower the kids in Nepal through our pedagogically supported skateboard workshops. Among other things, they learn to get up again and after falling and so they can develop into strong personalities. It will be also a place to be proud of, a community hub and positive environment where skateboarding magic can flourish!

2022 we celebrated the opening of our newest skate-aid skate park in Butwal/Nepal. With countless kids, our volunteers, Titus, our architect Ralf and the whole team. Among others, Titus Dittmann, Maik Giersch, Tobias Egelkamp, Jagrit Pahadi, Province Govenor Mr. Amik Serchan, Vice Mayor Mrs. Jageshowri Chaudaury Tillotama, Municipality Mayor Mr. Basudev Ghimire and Province Minister Mr. Lila Giri were present.

Seen from above, the skate park has the shape of our logo and is multifunctional.

Until October, 234 workshops have been carried out benefiting a total of 2007 kids and teenagers, corresponding to a total of 38% female participation.The skate park has been very well received, extensively used and has also become a meeting place for skateboarders from around the world in a very short time. It’s a skate park, a playground, a place of culture and in particular a safe place for the kids who want one thing above all: Skateboarding!

A huge thank you to all helpers, donors, the team of skate-aid Nepal, the construction team and all supporters who made this great project possible. 

In total, over 30 volunteers, guided by our project manager Gabu, spent about 4 months building the skate park. Following the principle of a participatory construction site, many of the local volunteers worked with concrete for the first time and learned a lot in the process.