Skateistan is an Afghan NGO empowering youth and building communities in Kabul, Pakistan and Cambodia through their skateboarding school. Founded in 2007 by now-executive director Oliver Percovich with its first project being located in Kabul, Skateistan runs international fundraising campaigns for its unique and inspiring program.
Providing skateboarding and co-educational programs, Skateistan engages youth aged 5-18, with 40% female enrollment and with half of its class streetworking children. In bringing skateboarding culture to a place it hasn't existed before, Skateistan provides young people with a voice and an opportunity to shape projects according to local needs, while also inspiring cross-cultural interaction and personal empowerment.
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By: Rebecca Byers - Published: Sep 15, 2012 • References: skateistan.org