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The Freedom To Flourish documentary by jago Stock

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
https://concretejunglefoundation.org

KAREEM QUEST at Freedom skatepark

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

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Freedom Skatepark trip to St Thomas

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

ENERGETIC BULL BAY KIDS CREW

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 !

Energetic Nomads Interview
https://concretejunglefoundation.org/
Energetic Nomads Youtube page
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgfV

Spring mini ramp in St Thomas

Skating news ! Spring brought a new mini ramp in St Thomas !  Supported by Joey Tershey & Laza Morgan , Josh Matlock as master builder . It’s Open to everyone who want to skate ! Big up to Eli Reed, St Andrew Crew and all those who helped.  One more spot ) …Not the last ! 

*5 Nickel hill road – Port Morant  / GPS “17.91225,-76.3349722″ Airy Castle, Jamaica

Edu-Skate Graduates Edit Season 1 | Freedom Skatepark Jamaica

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

 

Wave of Freedom inna Bull Bay

‘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

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Boston Bay Skatepark

ONE YEAR baby 👶  ) Started in September 2019 Boston park has been achieved mid October by Wonders around the world. Wish you long life and to expand with the years as more and more kids from Portland are improving their skills. They need some Street course also. Thanks to all builders, helpers, to all participants, donators. WAW great job, 1st park achieved in JA, Big up Rob, Sasha, Albert,  Darryl, Nishan BBCC, Wayne ,Patrick, Curly and all the Boston skate crew.

A last weeks building by Darryl Munroe

 

 

FREEDOM GREEN PARK

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

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PLANTING TREES teaser