skating Bethlehem

A dedicated group of volunteers from England, Serbia, America, Germany and Jordan were recruited by Skate-aid to build a skatepark for children in Bethlehem involved in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The project sought to bring the diverse community of Christian and Muslim Bethlehemites together through skateboarding. The skatepark is located next to the SOS Children’s village in Jerusalem. It was settled by AptArt, an organization who painted the new play area with local kids and ran workshops focussing on art therapy.

It proves again that skating creates a strong international support network for young people, and can allow these children to reclaim a little bit of the childhood they missed out on.