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
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All profits go towards Skateistan's programming.
We are proud to announce that Skateistan has been awarded TransWorld Skateboarding Magazine's 17th annual Eric Stricker Memorial Award! This award was created in memory of former TransWorld editor Eric Stricker, and it sets out to honor individuals in the skateboarding industry that have shown a continued dedication to the positive growth, longevity, and love of skateboarding. It was presented by Tony Hawk.
Skateistan recently celebrated its 5th anniversary at the Kabul skatepark with 550 students, staff, alumni, families, officials, community members and supporters. The event was entirely organized and run by Skateistan youth leaders, including some who were our very first students in 2009. Click the image to see more photos!