From NBC News: The following article on SkateQilya, a project sponsored by PfP, appeared on NBC online SEP 2 2017, 5:30 AM ET Skateboarding Camp Helps Palestinians See Beyond West Bank Walls by PETRA CAHILL and LAWAHEZ JABARI Abdullah Milhem takes to the air on a ramp at SkateQilya in the West Bank. Adam Abel / NBC News QALQILYA, West Bank — Residents in this Palestinian city never see the sunset; Israel’s imposing security wall blocks the view towards the west, and much else. Now, a skateboarding summer camp in Qalqilya is helping kids to see a new horizon. “When you get on the skateboard, you don’t think about all the problems you have. All you’re focused on is that you have to stay on the board and
PfP is excited to fund the renovation of the SkateQilya ramp as well as partially funding the skateboards and helmets for camp participants! Take a look at this awesome footage of GIRL ON WHEELS: In 2013, when Kenny Reed came to Palestine to help us build our skate camp, he met Rama in the village of Jayyous. Rama, who was 12 at the time, is an inline skater and also a character in our documentary film. She was the first girl skater we could find, and as you will witness in …this video, she becomes the first skateboarder in Jayyous. Let’s help Palestinian kids learn how to fly!
Philadelphia Fox News featured a story on its news programming about Playgrounds for Palestine in May 2002, after founder susan abulhawa traveled to Jenin just after a major invasion of a refugee camp by Israeli occupation forces.