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Ethiopia Skate Campaign

View a gallery of Ethiopia Skate campaign pictures from Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia Skate is an organization that aims to promote skateboarding across the nation by building Addis Ababa's first skatepark and constructing a mobile mini half-pipe that can be set up at different locations around the city. Founders Abenezer Temesgen and Sean Stromsoe's  'National Skateboard Campaign' looks to give out 100 free skateboards to youth organizations and children, as well as bring in a team of international pro skaters to hold demos in Addis Ababa. View a gallery of photographer Ryan Eccleston's snaps of skateboarding in Addis Ababa (above) and contribute to Ethiopia Skate Campaign.


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A 9-year-old Zimbabwean boy Rodwell Nkomazana has a shot at a normal life, again, after a horrific hyena attack left him with half of his face missing.

It takes a village to raise a child and sometimes that village comes from thousands of kilometers away, and consists of committed surgeons, passionate nurses and generous international donors. Nine-year-old Rodwell Nkomazana was asleep at an all-night church service when the unthinkable happened. The little boy was attacked and mauled by a hyena outside Harare, in Zimbabwe.

The medical team at Parirenyatwa Hospital in Harare, where he received his initial treatment, did all they could to save his life and stabilise him. However, due to a lack of resources and expertise, it was all they could do.

With half of his face missing, including an eye, his upper lip, his nose and part of his forehead, Rodwell was set for a life full of challenges. Not only would he have lost his childhood, but he would have probably spent most of his time in seclusion — isolated from the rest of society.

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