Every Sunday, a car park in Nairobi's Central Business District shuts down... for roller blading.
       
     
 At the car park, people of all ages are seen learning how to skate, playing hockey, or speed skating in teams.
       
     
 Nairobi doesn't have a lot of open spaces for youth to spend time on the weekends, so the car park is a great place to meet people, learn a new skill, and avoid staying idle.
       
     
 One in six young people are unemployed in Kenya, so affordable recreational activities like skating are helpful in keeping youth active.
       
     
       
     
Rollerblading Has Caught Fire in Nairobi and This Guy's the Star

Kenya may be decades late to the in-line skating trend, but one fleet-footed 24-year-old has turned his city’s latest craze into a lifeline for his family.

Full story for Narratively here.

Video by Rachel Reed | Words by Harriet Constable

 Every Sunday, a car park in Nairobi's Central Business District shuts down... for roller blading.
       
     

Every Sunday, a car park in Nairobi's Central Business District shuts down... for roller blading.

 At the car park, people of all ages are seen learning how to skate, playing hockey, or speed skating in teams.
       
     

At the car park, people of all ages are seen learning how to skate, playing hockey, or speed skating in teams.

 Nairobi doesn't have a lot of open spaces for youth to spend time on the weekends, so the car park is a great place to meet people, learn a new skill, and avoid staying idle.
       
     

Nairobi doesn't have a lot of open spaces for youth to spend time on the weekends, so the car park is a great place to meet people, learn a new skill, and avoid staying idle.

 One in six young people are unemployed in Kenya, so affordable recreational activities like skating are helpful in keeping youth active.
       
     

One in six young people are unemployed in Kenya, so affordable recreational activities like skating are helpful in keeping youth active.