When you fall– the only way to move again is to get back up. Sometimes you fall repeatedly.
This is what skateboarding is teaching dozens of Greek and refugee children in the center of Athens, thanks to Free Movement Skateboarding, a charity that aims to help kids overcome their challenges, one fall at a time.
A British trio is behind the movement that shares the popular sport and has helped kids from all backgrounds come together to learn the moves on the four-wheeled board.
According to the organizers, skating sessions are loud and multilingual. They involve everything from stretching and a light jog to loosen muscles and knees, to wobbly foot placement for beginners and wooden ramps for the more advanced.
The children– Greek, Syrian, Afghani, all from different backgrounds– clamor for — and quickly fall off — their skateboards.
But they spring right up and tenaciously try again.
NBC News recently featured Free Movement Skateboarding in a video segment:
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