We use skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and the potential for change.
An international NGO connecting youth and education through skateboarding in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
"The people who think skateboarding is only for boys are wrong. The word sport means that girls and boys can play together."
Tin, 20, Skateistan Youth Leader
Because once kids latch onto skating, much more is possible: Education, Community, Leadership
Read the full story in our book or represent Skateistan by purchasing some of our merchandise.
All profits go towards Skateistan's programming. Up to 80% off this winter!
In 2013 and 2014 British photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson visited the Skateistan projects in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. In a video just released by the BBC World Service, she talks to Dan Damon about 'Skate Girls of Kabul'. The first photo ‘Skate Girl’ is shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Watch the video here.