• Niki Red

Skateboarding empowers Timor Leste’s youth

Taking falls, facing obstacles and making the most of a situation can be an everyday affair for young people in Timor Leste, but its growing skating scene is giving these things a whole new meaning.

Skateboarding first emerged in the outskirts of Dili a little more than 10 years ago when a group of local skaters – drawing on passion more than experience – built their own skate park that has since become the heart of the rising trend.


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