Forever Playground is a skateboarding love stories zine about social community projects around the world. Forever Playground is documenting skate related NGO’s work in problematic areas to show skateboarding's positive impact on at risk youth. Forever Playground is enlightening multiple ways skateboarding ethos can trigger social change, empower local communities and give birth to grassroots projects.
Forever Playground 3rd issue features the genesis & blossom of the Freedom Skatepark in Jamaica, the Bangladesh Streets kids Aid & the Royal Bengal, the Zambia homemade boards and the Lukaba Hande rural skatepark as well as unique interviews with 7Hills, Skateistan, Bangladesh Street Kids Aid, Concrete Jungle Foundation, Wonders around the World, Skate World Better & Make Life Skate Life.
Forever Playground 2nd issue features 128 pages filled with the construction of Iraq first skatepark and a glimpse into the refugee camp program, building a park in a postwar Syria, Handmixing an entire park in Mozambique, Angola and Tanzania first skateparks, The girl skate India tour 2, the favela build in Rio and much more.
Out of blues is Forever Playground’s first issue with 76 pages. This edition features a road trip in India that ends in building Annapurna skatepark in Nepal, the Hawassa chaotic experience in Ethiopia, The magical Taghazout build in Morroco and much more.
Picture by Cameron Markin
Those past years, traveling the world to volunteer for skateboarding social projects, We’ve been witnessing a lot of passion, commitment and involvement from various actors and organisations that are dedicated to spread skateboarding across the globe but most importantly the positive values that come along skateboarding culture and alternative lifestyle. Forever Playground is born from the desire to tell those love stories and share the inspiration we were lucky to receive.
Skateboarding is not only playing with a piece of wood on wheels, it’s about making friends, building up a community, growing together and helping each other getting through the worst and best experiences life has to offer.
We started as a magazine documenting social skateboarding projects and grew over the past two years as a registered non-profit supporting various skateboarding related projects as well as offering a cultural skateboarding multimedia platform through our online skate library, gathering universal knowledge through social work coverage, & academic research within skateboarding.
We believe in skateboarding as a tool for self development, dreams pursuit and community growth. Which is why Forever Playground is committed to enlighten multiple ways skateboarding ethos can trigger social change, empower local communities, give birth to grassroots projects, stimulate creative initiatives and passion drive.
It’s just love, give it away.