A skatepark for at-risk youth outside Marrakech

Tameslouht is a village located some 17 km south of Marrakech, Morocco. For almost two decades, Centre Fiers & Forts has served parentless children from the region here, welcoming them with housing, food, and access to education. As part of the center’s current expansion project, they decided to provide a new activity to the kids: skateboarding. THE SKATEROOM, in partnership with Concrete Jungle Foundation, answered their call. Concrete Jungle Foundation will be constructing the Tameslouht Skatepark, the first of its kind in the Marrakech region. During the project, four youth from the Moroccan skate scene will live and work with the project full-time as part of the Planting Seeds Apprenticeship program, earning a stipend while learning the skatepark construction process from A to Z. Once completed, Concrete Jungle Foundation’s signature youth programmes will be implemented at the new skatepark, offering the children living at the orphanage access to Edu-Skate and loaner boards throughout the year. Learn more about Concrete Jungle Foundation