Jordan's Skatepark With a Difference: '7 Hills'

Published July 9th, 2018 - 07:46 GMT

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Written by Ewelina Lepionko

The 7 Hills Skatepark is located at Samir Rifai Park in downtown Amman, Jordan. The project was constructed by non-profit organization Make Life Skate Life.

7Hills’ goal is to make skateboarding available to the whole community, particularly youth at risk and Syrian refugees.

7Hills Skatepark offers different weekly skate classes with Sudanese families, and Iraqi and Syrian urban refugees. Palestinian youth from the Gaza camp in Jerash also have the opportunity to skate at 7Hills Skatepark. Continue reading below »

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Every Monday they a skate class with the Sudanese community (Instagram)
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We'll be getting everybody skating in Jordan (Twitter)
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The younger you learn, the better you get! (Instagram)
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Volunteer Matze shows the kids how to adjust the trucks (Instagram)
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Zaatari Refugee Camp (Twitter)
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7Hills Skatepark received support from friends and strangers alike (Facebook)
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Young skates: Ahmad, age 15 and his little brother Mohammad, age 8 (Facebook)
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Girls rip and we're super proud of all the progress they make every week! (Facebook)
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7 hills skatepark is thankful for the amount of support this park has been receiving (Facebook)
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Every Monday they a skate class with the Sudanese community (Instagram)

Image 1 of 9Every Monday they a skate class with the Sudanese community (Instagram)

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We'll be getting everybody skating in Jordan (Twitter)

Image 2 of 9We'll be getting everybody skating in Jordan (Twitter)

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The younger you learn, the better you get! (Instagram)

Image 3 of 9The younger you learn, the better you get! (Instagram)

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Volunteer Matze shows the kids how to adjust the trucks (Instagram)

Image 4 of 9Volunteer Matze shows the kids how to adjust the trucks (Instagram)

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Zaatari Refugee Camp (Twitter)

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7Hills Skatepark received support from friends and strangers alike (Facebook)

Image 6 of 97Hills Skatepark received support from friends and strangers alike (Facebook)

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Young skates: Ahmad, age 15 and his little brother Mohammad, age 8 (Facebook)

Image 7 of 9Young skates: Ahmad, age 15 and his little brother Mohammad, age 8 (Facebook)

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Girls rip and we're super proud of all the progress they make every week! (Facebook)

Image 8 of 9Girls rip and we're super proud of all the progress they make every week! (Facebook)

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7 hills skatepark is thankful for the amount of support this park has been receiving (Facebook)

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