Today 5 th of May little interview with Neville Bell during morning show ‘Smile Jamaica on TVJ about Freedom Skatepark project and the evolution of skateboarding in JAMAICA…On our YT channel. So much to say so little time, thanks TVJ, Big up Neville for the vibes !
Category: Bull Bay
BULL BAY – St Andrew Jamaica
Jamaica Skateboarding EduSkate’s Graduating Excursion
The Concrete Jungle Foundation (CJF) is a UK registered charity organization which works to build skateparks in underprivileged communities around the world. These public parks are then locally staffed and facilitated with youth programs and centers. The Freedom Skatepark is CJF’s third project and is located in 8 mile, Bull Bay, Jamaica – just south of Kingston. This video gives you a glimpse of our graduating class and their first skateboarding excursion to Boston Bay. Enjoy !
A doc by MACTOFILMS
Freedom Skatepark is the second skatepark in Jamaica. Made possible by the Concrete Jungle Foundation, their many partners and passionate young local surfers and skaters, the SK876 crew. The park has given the youth of Jamaica an outlet to express themselves. In this documentary we explore the process of how and why the park was built, along with the work they have done over a year after it’s completion. Thank you to Concrete Jungle Foundation and everyone involved in making the Freedom Skatepark a reality…
A CJF video
During the summer season of 2021, a new group of Edu-Skate Graduates emerged at the Freedom Skatepark in Jamaica: The Stars of Tomorrow! Check out why these kids graduated from the programme !
Have a taste of the “FREEDOM to Flourish” ! Concrete Jungle Foundation present this 2021 documentary at the FREEDOM SKATEPARK in Bull Bay.
Seeing how skateboarding can change lives. Sparkels of poetry in a suburb of Kingston. Fifteen minutes away from town. Facing ‘Copa Cobana’.
Come sk8 in 8 Miles Bull Bay St Andrew with SK876 skateboarders
A FLIM by Jaco Stock and Tim Van Asdonc…
Concrete Jungle Foundation presents ‘Freedom to Flourish’, a short documentary by Jago Stock. Let’s get into Freedom skatepark in Bull Bay, 8 miles in Jamaica, fifteen minutes from Kingston in St Andrew parish. The park has been made by Concrete Jungle Foundation a European NJO with the help of volunteers from 10 countries, and partners such as Sandals , Seprod, the Skateroom, Flipping youth, Paris Skate Culture, New Line, carib cement, Pre Mix, Tank Weld and Vinci JA for lending us essential tools. From march to April 2020 almost starting with the pandemic this has been an epic and happy adventure… In that movie you can feel and touch what is bring to the community and to those kids that started skateboarding with this concrete wave. Thanks to all that are making dreams come true and believe in the power of a piece of wood with wheels. Meet the staff, and the local actors such as SK876, Shama, Ivah ,Ronald, Daniel, Frogboss, Kayla, Rayquon and see the magic of a commun effort for the commun good. Thanks to the founders of this project and help putting it together : Kevin Bourke, Will Wilson from Flipping Youth and CJF for making it a reality. Big up to Paul and the Bull Bay football club, Jamnesia for hosting the crew, Julian Mair for fencing the park and all parents and volunteers in every day life of Freedom Skatepark JA !
If you like what you see, you can donate to maintain and improve the place and the youth center programme, on the Freedom foundation website. @freedomskateparkja
Andre “Wildfaya” Thompson stabbed at the age of 20 years old in Spanish town, was the main inspiration to create this safe place for all. In 2009 he was dreaming, asking out loud for a skatepark to be built for Jamaican youth. The skatepark is dedicated to his memory…His DREAM is fulfilled Discover him in this video from 2009
Follow CJF @cjfjamaica @concretejunglefoundation
Musician Davian James has spent the past three weeks imparting his knowledge on a group of young boys, ages nine to 15, who turn up at Freedom Skatepark, a facility located close to Cable Hut beach in Bull Bay, St Andrew.
Nineteen-year-old Daniel Mattis finds solace in Freedom Skatepark, located in 8 Miles, Bull Bay, St Andrew. The public skateboarding venue, which has been operational since March, has been attracting several children who use it to hone their skating skills
Kareem is a journalist who help us when we did the Boston Bay contest march 2020, He finally visited recently Freedom skatepark at Bull Bay St Andrew, 15 minutes from Kingston. here is the video. Big up Kareem )
#KareemsQuest The Freedom Skatepark provides a safe haven for the kids in the Bull Bay and adjoining communities, that are often affected by crime and violence. The park is equipped with an office and an obstacle course for skaters. 0:00 Intro 1:16 Interview on Skate Park 3:13 Skate classes 9:54 Talking to a parent about skating 14:58 Homework program
Video from Concrete Jungle Foundation channel : “Most children in Jamaica have not been to school since the start of the pandemic. Some fall through the cracks of the online education system, as not everyone has access to a device or an internet connection. With support from @sandalsfoundation in funding and @seprodfoundation in alimentation, we started our Homework Programme at the Freedom Skatepark to provide more accessibility to education for our regular skatepark visitors. The youth responded incredibly well and engaged in our classes on a daily basis… despite having the beautiful @freedomskateparkja right next to the classroom to skate. We are proud our students value their education, so we took them on a fieldtrip before the Summer Programme starts at the Freedom Skatepark. Bigs ups to our teacher @icahwilmot” CJF
FREEDOM SKATEPARK – A Concrete Jungle Foundation video
by Tim Van Asdanck and Shaqueal
The Energetic Nomads were the first group of graduates from the Edu-Skate classes at the Freedom Skatepark in Jamaica. It has been a year that they’ve been skating and their progress has been surprising us on a daily basis. Head to the Concrete Jungle Foundation website to read the interview with the group and follow their Youtube page !
Singer and songwriter Blvk H3ro sees himself as a cultural ambassador and his sermon is positive vibes and youth upliftment, which he says are especially needed in this disturbing era. “I need to stay clean and provide a different avenue for the youth.
“What we need is more skateboards, more skate parks and less guns,” the Original singer stated. The Rastafarian entertainer has been giving his full support to the Freedom Skatepark and Youth Centre in Bull Bay, St Andrew, and says he is pleased that the first time it went viral was after he posted it on Twitter. “It’s a joy to go there and see all types of people enjoying themselves. Blvk H3ro says he supports the venture by doing his television interviews from the location, and even when he is told that he can have it to use free of cost, he still pays.
“We need a skate park in every parish,” he said.
Full Article By Yasmin Peru – The Star 21 Fev
Gleaner 16 Fev Yasmine Peru
Edu-Skate Graduates Edit Season 1 | Freedom Skatepark, Jamaica
free program for Bull Bay kids in freedom skatepark 8 miles Jamaica
Concrete Jungle Foundation and the Freedom Skatepark Foundation proudly present the graduates from the first season of the Edu-Skate programme: Bracka 101 Crew
Video by TIM Follow @cjf_jamaica
Enjoy the Freedom Skatepark Session at the bull bay, Jamaica | Shred Sessions 2…
Diego volunteer for CJF, locals, Froggboss, and Kingstonians Mario, Joel, Onan, enjoying the ride
‘The Wave’ is a documentary directed by Julian Sonntag during Concrete Jungle Foundation’s construction of Jamaica second skatepark in March 2020. The Boston Bay skatepark was built in september 2019 by @WATW Wondersaroundtheworld…Paris skate culture helped both project and started the first professional building in Kingston University UWI in Mars last year with the student Skaters and BMX association Ignite Xtrem sports club, unfortunetly we were not allowed to pour concrete when 90% of the bowl was finished…politircks ! (to be continued) . To know more about Concrete Jungle Foundation check @concretejunglefoundation @cjf_jamaica … In this movie you will see more about the local scene and origins of bull bay skateboard history.
@freeskatemag channel TV
Skateboarding in Jamaica, much like skateboarding as a whole, was born from surfing. Thank You Skate Co was invited to Jamaica to skate and get involved with raising money to support Freedom Skatepark and Youth Center which will provide young people with a multi-purpose creative platform for education and youth entrepreneurship. 100% of proceeds from you ” One Love Jamaica ” Thank you deck will go directly to Freedom Skatepark and Youth Center ! thank you Torey Pudwilll and crew
here is first editing from @concrete jungle foundation at Bull Bay FREEDOM Skatepark…CJF crew, a few builders and the local scene, our little prodigy Daniel, Ronald, Ivah, Shama, Cory and friends..Enjoy
Planting the seeds of skateboarding But also REEL TREES and PLANTS to make this place a green park for all the FAMBLY…
First monthly community activity at the @freedomskateparkja organized by Tim CJF with the committee of Freedom skatepark. 40 parents and skaters came together to work on making the Freedom Skatepark a beautiful place, planted 15 fruit trees around the park with the generous donation from @treesthatfeed, and @pariskateculture donated a truckload of black rocks gravel ( 30 yards). Thanks to all participating
A film by @claudawatkis / Landscaping starts at 2 mn
PLANTING TREES teaser