Ethioskate aims to turn an urban corner of Ethiopia into the next Dogtown

Ethioskate from Aaron Hutchinson on Vimeo.

How can you not love this? A program called Ethioskate in a tough urban stretch of Ethiopia is getting the region’s kids on skateboards as a way to distract them from the pull of the collective societal ills draining their neighborhoods. Pretty much exactly how most of our best skaters came to be. They even built a “skate park” with a couple of small quarters at each end of a strip of pavement. Hey, use what you can.