CLosecall skateboarding in Kenya has shared a deeply personal post on their official Facebook page, detailing recent struggles as well as the recent message from Julius Ekeno, who is the founding member of the movement.
"Skate till it can’t be ridden anymore. Might as well join the Closecall movement and help this guy continue the journey to achieve his dreams." CLosecall skateboarding posted.
Skateboarding in Kenya has been ramping up as of late, and the skate community needs your help.
On an airfunding site, Julius is asking for help to collect funds for the skater kids in his hometown.
"The fundraising is to help the kids in our community to get protective gears and more skateboards to help with the growth and empowerment in Kenya," Julius said.
When we asked them where they get their skateboards, he said: "we don't have skate shops. The skateboards we are using are from a donation from a friend in Australia, and his name is Joel Leek."
The goal of the Closecall skate community in Kenya is to use their skills and abilities to help other vulnerable young Kenyans in their villages, streets, and orphanages to have an opportunity to grow and utilize natural talents to change lives.
They need more skateboards and protective gear to protect the younger generations and make kids stay out of trouble. Skateboarding can help save lives. If you can donate, please do so here.