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Skate Exchange Curry and Ceilidh

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Mother Of God Church Hall

Saint Ronan's Road

Sheffield

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Please feel free to bring your own drinks to the curry and ceilidh event 26th October.

The Sheffield-Palestine Skateboard Exchange Project is an education and sports
science project developed and managed by a small team, mainly from Sheffield. It is a
project within Skatepal ( http://www.skatepal.co.uk/ ) which is a non-profit UK based
organisation. Since 2013, Skatepal has been working with communities throughout
Palestine to enhance the lives of young people and promote the benefits of
skateboarding. Its ongoing presence and award-winning projects have reached
hundreds of young people across the West Bank and won acclaim and recognition from
supporters around the world. Skatepal’s Founder and Executive Director is Charlie Davis.
T he organisation is run by a committed team of local and international volunteers who,
through teaching skate classes, building skateparks and providing equipment, is
enabling an ever-growing number of Palestinian skaters to empower themselves and
inspire the next generation of Palestinian youth.
Sheffield has teamed up with Skatepal as young people from Sheffield have gone to
Palestine to help Skatepal build skateparks, teach skate classes and undertake
research on skateboarding in Palestine and Sheffield. The project involves The House
Skatepark ( http://www.thehouseskatepark.co.uk/ ) whose gift of a skateboard was
presented to one of Skatepal’s skateparks by Paul Blomfield, MP and Julie Pearn,
Sheffield activist, when they visited Palestine in 2017. Douglas Mascarenhas-Keyes
helped to build two Skatepal skateparks, and the owner of The House Skatepark (Rob
Bannister) and one of the coaches (Nick Mosley) participated in an Arts and Sports
festival in Nablus, Palestine in 2018 where they gave skateboard demonstrations and
ran classes. The project plans to send Rob and a coach in 2019 to Palestine to build
contacts and run further classes.
The project committee also includes Dr. Dani Abulhawa, a senior lecturer from Sheffield
Hallam University who is of Palestinian heritage. She has undertaken research on
skateboarding in Skatepal skateparks in Palestine and at The House. She has
presented several academic papers on her research, including at The Human Rights
Futures Conference organised by Sheffield Hallam University in December 2018. Dr
Stella Mascarenhas-Keyes, a social scientist, is developing education projects in
Palestine.
As well as sending people from Sheffield to Palestine, the project is planning to work
with a local NGO in Palestine and bring young people to Sheffield in 2020 for two to
four weeks. The House Skatepark will provide them with training in Skate Park Creation
Skills; Skate Tuition and Community Development and Media Training/Event Planning.
The young people will be hosted by families in Sheffield and will give public talks about
their life in Palestine and the significance of skateboarding to them.
Funds raised for the project will reside in a ring-fenced audited account in Skatepal and
will be used to pay for expenses connected with the exchange programme.
For further information, and if you would like to be involved, please contact Stella
Mascarenhas-Keyes 07913901776; stellamaskey123@hotmail.co.uk

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