Seeding Skateboarding in Ecuador
In March 2021, Wonders Around The World started the development of Miranda Skatepark located in Puerto Engabao, Ecuador. Puerto Engabao is a rural beach town famous for surfing – located in Playas, Guayas, in Southern Ecuador.
Ecuador has a skate scene, but it is largely upper-class people from the cities that can afford the equipment, and all the good facilities are mainly private. On top of that, most of Engabao’s inhabitants cannot even afford to travel. A big part of the population is indigenous, facing hardship and often left out by the official government.
In 2022, THE SKATEROOM committed a portion of the projects budget to Wonders Around The World, allowing the NGO partner to complete Miranda Skatepark with and for the local youth. Ultimately, the skatepark will be a part of a bigger public park that will host a range of accessible and engaging activities for the local youth.
Project by Wonders Around The World