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Urban Greenland is an international, non-governmental entrepreneurial organization. We support children, youth and communities through sports, knowledge & action. Urban Greenland was founded in 2011 by Natalia Genét, the founder of Sisimiut Snowboard Club. Urban Greenland Steering board is staffed by specialists and advisors on children & youth affairs – sports, research & development, communication, arts, media & education, entrepreneurship and business development.


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CALLING UPON ALL ACTIVE QAQORTO’NIAN AGENTS

It all began at the beach. Didn’t it? Whether it was in Cali’ or Sisimiut, Greenland. This summer, active board member and local hero Nukaaka Fontain Berthelsen, will grind the beats off olie’s and zero degree architeXture down in the south – Qaqortoq.

The project: get down to it and share the action with Nukaaka. Action means practice! Pick up the board and engage in adaptive play. Get guidance and play back with your skills. Sharing is caring. All voluntary.

This year, apart from Urban Street Camp in Sisimiut, NGO Urban Greenland is proud to spin off SK8-Empowerment: peer to peer network to South Greenland. On the eve of continuing Nukaakas*education at Campus Kujalleq, four complete Globe boards will spread the spirit of skateboarding. However “unusual subjects of interest” in the Arctic, sk8 is precisely what enables NGO Urban Greenland to sustain their mission of improving living conditions for children and young people in Greenland. In everyday life & voluntary spaces.

The 2015 Globe sponsorship for SK8 Empowerment Qaqortoq, is a direct outreach from the photo project Inuit Now by Lasse Bak Mejlvang and Dennis Lehmann (http://inuit.nu/publications).

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*Nukaaka F. Berthelsen, 26y, is currently a student at Campus Kujalleq and active member at NGO Urban Greenland – sports, knowledge & community since 2012.

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[2015] STREET CAMP SISIMIUT PENDING – WEEK 26 & 27

As announced earlier …

This year we work with D.G.I. North Zealand, Copenhagen Skatepark, SkatEducate and Street Art artist Cheeky to develop and execute the camp in Sisimiut.

Watch National Greenland Broadcasting Company’s take on our grind, beats & pieces in Sisimiut.

Two weeks of summer vacation – week 26 & 27 – with different street activities and events. In addition we will improve fascilities – extend the existing sk8bowl with concrete, building a parcour area and a mini street-soccer course in cooperation with Qeqqata Municipality, Copenhagen Skatepark, Saqqaa-KTI and young people.

Street Camp Sisimiut 2015 has so far received financial support from: Lauritzen Fonden, Qeqatta Kommunia – Sustainability Fund, Lions Sisimiut & Grønlandsfonden.

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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The [2015] Street Camp Sisimiut partners are: www.copenhagenskatepark.dk  // www.thecheekyfactory.com // www.skateducate.com // www.dgi-nordsjaelland.dk // www.kti.gl // www.qeqqata.gl // www.gamedenmark.org // www.journeysend.dk

 

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30th MAY, 3PM-9PM  NEW DATE: 9th SEPTEMBER 2015 … #thankyouSILA

-> support event for GREENLANDIC SK8 COMMUNITY & STREET CULTURE.
Be there or be…

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Our mission is to create programs based on leisure activities, and improving living conditions for children and young people in Greenland. On the outset of local opportunities and environment, Urban Greenland delivers educational and experimental spaces where children and young people involve in decision making on daily bases and create as such future development for local culture & community.

We provide sustainable conditions in everyday life filled with choices, opportunities and mentorship, and empower children and youth with significant spaces where they can strengthen and increase self-esteem and knowledge through action. We regard sports & play as important spaces of opportunities and well-being. We build knowledge through action and recognize all ideas as being rooted in local, living communities in a global world.

NGO URBAN GREENLAND – sports, knowledge & community
Board members 2012 -> :
Natalia Genét – Chairman of the Board and primary contact
Krister Støvlbæk – member and Vice Chairman of the Board
Mads Pihl – member & secretary
Eva Dam – memeber & treasurer
Nukaka Fontain Berthelsen – member
Henrik Sachse – member
William Frederiksen – member
Quluta Rosing Kleeman – member
Jakub Christensen M. – member, strategy & development manager

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We invest in human development and social improvement on outsets of local & national communities. Our aim is to further projects which help improve conditions and opportunities for children and young people through leisure activities, cooperation and successful experience. We build concrete, sustainable spaces – skate bowls, street parks & sports college programs.

 

  • What We Do
  • What We Do

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We’re based in Sisimiut, 70 kilometers above the Arctic circle and operate according to assignment on both national, regional and international level in Greenland.

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2015 STREET CAMP SISIMIUT: a co-op with Skateducate & the artist Cheeky
2014 SISIMIUT GIRL SKATE CAMP: a co-op with Skateducate & the artist Cheeky
2013 STREET PARK QINNGORPUT: Greenland’s capital city Nuuk, Kommuneqarfik Sermersooq
2012 SK8 FOUNDATION GREENLAND: Greenland’s 1st SK8 bowl in Sisimiut, Qeqqata Kommunia

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This project is the result of a desire to create more facilities and a solid platform where children and young people can strengthen unity, opportunities & identity around pedagogically organized sports & knowledge programs.

Based around an indoor skate park, Greenland’s 1st Sports Arena will include spaces in which educational, recreational, and social partners engaged around children and youth through curriculum in respective, interdisciplinary courses organized by Arctic Sports College:

ACTION SPORTS:SK8, bmx, snowboarding, parkour, skidoo, ski sports, inline skating etc.

This project is the result of a desire to create more facilities and a solid platform where children and young people can strengthen unity, opportunities & identity around pedagogically organized sports & knowledge programs.

Based around an indoor skate park, Greenland’s 1st Sports Arena will include spaces in which educational, recreational, and social partners engaged around children and youth through curriculum in respective, interdisciplinary courses organized by Arctic Sports College:

ACTION SPORTS:SK8, bmx, snowboarding, parkour, skidoo, ski sports, inline skating etc.


 

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We believe in international outreach and have partners from across Greenland in Canada, Denmark, Sweden and so on. Our projects wouldn’t have been possible without the kind help & support from a number of both Greenlandic and Danish funds, sponsors and individuals.

FUNDS & SPONSORS (2012 – 2014 respectively):

Mikropuljefonden IKIOQATIGIITTA, Kronprins Frederik og Kronprinsesse Marys fond, Det Kongelige Grønlands Fond, Lauritzenfonden, Kai Houmann Fond, Lions Sisimiut, Rotary, NAPA – Norden, DC, Califonia Sports, SK8M, Ittu Net, Pikkori Sport, STARK – Sisimiut, Brugsen – Sisimiut, Tuborg Sport, Igloo Mountain ApS, Sirius Greenland ApS, Pisiffik – Sisimiut, Artic Star ApS, Brøndum – Sisimiut, Polar Magasinet, BJ Entreprise A/S, VVS Service Sisimiut A/S, Butik Inuk, Sisimiut Malerentreprise A/S, Polar Entreprise A/S

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Qeqqata Kommunia, www.qeqqata.gl
Naalakkersuisut, Government of Greenland dk.nanoq.gl
Serravik, musicschool in Sisimiut, Jacob Froberg,
jafr@qeqqata.gl
Sanaartornermik Ilinniarfik, John Plambek, www.sanilin.gl/
YES, Nicolai Seest, www.changeagents.dk
Pivotech, skatepark designers, www.pivotech.dk
ENR Aps, proff. Skatepark constructors
Rune Glifberg, proff. Skater & consulting
Helteskolen.dk, www.helteskolen.dk
Journey’s End – artworks & project cons., Jakub M. Christensen, www.journeysend.dk
Copenhagen Skatepark, www.copenhagenskatepark.dk
MIO – Children’s Rights Institution www.mio.gl
Blueprint for Life, Steve Leafloor, www.blueprintforlife.ca
Saviminilerinermik Ilinniarfik – Vocational Training School, Nuuk

Thanks to ENR ApS & Beaver Concrete, and big respect to our crews: Trevor Moncaster, Luke Jouppi, Keld Aabjørn, Brent Eftoda, Jason Buckles, Jean Brunelle Bradette, Johan Franzén, Peter Stege & Jesse Boswell.


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By donating funds you will support our work and receive UG’s annual report which will keep you updated on our progress in creating engaging & fun spaces for children and youth in public Greenland. By supporting Urban Greenland you also engage around strategic areas of proactive everyday life and society.

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