Background: Angola, Luanda and Skateboarding
Following three decades of civil war, Angola has a life expectancy of 52,4 years, a median age of 16,1 and deeply rooted social inequalities. Despite all of this, the country has recently become a breeding ground for skateboarding, especially in its capital city of Luanda.
There are currently no designated areas for skateboarding in the whole country, let alone in Luanda. With a national population of 29 million, the Angola Skateboarding Union (ASU) has been seeking government support for the construction of a community skatepark for years, but so far without success.