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Indigo Youth Movement

The Indigo Skate Camp is the brainchild of Dallas Oberholzer, whose exposure to international skateboarding competitions inspired him to create opportunities for disadvantaged young people through skateboarding.

The scars left behind by the apartheid, especially the disparity between rich and poor, are still major problems in South Africa, and the rural Zulu communities are often left behind in the continuing development of the country. These communities are therefore extremely susceptible to poverty, lack of education and disease. 

The main objectives of the Indigo Youth Movement programme have been to introduce sport to young rural villagers and to invite international guests to learn more about Zulu culture. Indigo has introduced young people to skateboarding and also created opportunities for them to learn about tourism, life skills and entrepreneurialism. The programme also has branches in Cape Town.
Indigo Youth Movement | Laureus