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Where   Arusha, Tanzania When    January 2020   Who      Small Steps for Compassion, Donate for Skate


In January 2020 we constructed Tanzania’s first skatepark at the Steps Academy School and Orphanage close to the city Arusha. We developed the skatepark in cooperation with Steps for Compassion. SSC provides children with a loving home and entrepreneurial-focused school education. Thereby equip the community with sustainable resources for lasting impact. The skatepark is open and free for everyone to use. A free skateboard equipment program is installed to secure that everyone can participate. The skatepark is already serving hundreds of local youths, providing them with a safe and clean place to play, challenge themselves, and break social barriers together. In the process of building the park, we took local skateboarders and builders from Tanzania and Uganda under our wings to pass on skills. 

Watch a video about the skatepark here.

photo credit: Cameron Markin

“Wonders Around the World embody a rare and powerful coalition of hard work and fun. Not even the early completion of the project was enough to quell their dedication to the project, as they began imagining new obstacles and creating beautiful concrete murals and sculptures. It’s a testament to the love these guys have for skateboarding, investing more and more of themselves in the communities they work with and bring skateboarding to them in an approachable and fun way. Wonders gave the school, girls and community around Small Steps for Compassion the best skatepark they could possibly give. It matches and often supersedes the kind of facility you’d expect to find in the west. It’s being adopted with open arms, wild bravery and a grateful community of new and old skaters in Tanzania and overseas. Thank you so much.”

Corinne Pickle, Director Small Steps for Compassion


“The skatepark is more than a miracle. The experience I get everyday alongside hundreds of learners has changed my view on the world and mankind. I have met the most random and different thinkers and learnt a whole new perspective of the way we associate and mingle. It has increased social skills and made me understand that no matter what I should keep pushing. We are more than grateful for WAW opening up a new chapter for us and mapped Tanzania into the  skate community all around the world. We will never ever forget what you have done for us. Skateboarding has given all of us a purpose to go further in life by progressing every single day.”

Gilliard Godson, Skate Mentor Small Steps for Compassion