Funding the First Free-Access Skate Hub in Togo

In the small country of Togo and its oceanside capital Lomé, THE SKATEROOM has proudly supported these projects with funding, continuing our long-lasting partnership with Wonders Around The World.

The local skate community was growing in numbers but severely lacking in facilities, forcing skaters to organize independently, meander between urban locations and face bans and rejections. After speaking to the local community, Philipp Preysing, together with skaters from Skate Union Togo, realized the urgent need of creating a dedicated, open space for young people to congregate, while also fostering a safe learning environment for new generations of skaters. In February, the brand new skatepark had opened its doors, serving as Togo’s first free-entry recreational space and cultural hub.