It's keep Skateistan rolling time!
This December we’re aiming to raise 35,000 USD and we need your help to KEEP SKATEISTAN ROLLING. By joining our biannual fundraising drive you can empower Afghan and Cambodian youth.
"BY BECOMING A BETTER SKATER I WILL CREATE A BETTER FUTURE FOR MYSELF."
HANIFA, SKATEISTAN YOUTH LEADER, AGE 15
"AS LONG AS I CAN WALK, I WILL SKATE UNTIL I DIE. SKATEBOARDING CAN GIVE ME EXERCISE, HELP ME RELAX, AND MAKE ME FEEL HAPPY."
TIN, SKATEISTAN YOUTH LEADER, AGE 20
"FIRST I WANT TO GET AN EDUCATION, ACHIEVE MY LIFE GOALS, BECOME A DOCTOR AND SERVE MY PEOPLE. THEN I WILL GET MARRIED."
TAMANA, SKATE INSTRUCTOR, AGE 15
"I AM VERY INTERESTED IN SPORTS. I WANT TO LEARN SKATEBOARDING, PLAY BASKETBALL, AND I WANT TO BE A GOOD DRIVER."
FATIMA, STUDENT SUPPORT OFFICER
"TWO YEARS AGO I JOINED SKATEISTAN AND IN THOSE TWO YEARS I SUCCEEDED TO BECOME A SKATE INSTRUCTOR, WHICH WAS MY DREAM."
MADINA, SKATEISTAN YOUTH LEADER, AGE 15
"I WANT EVERYBODY TO SKATEBOARD AND NOT BE AFRAID. I WANT SKATEISTAN TO BE EVERYWHERE."
SREYPICH, SKATEISTAN STUDENT, AGE 9
"I FEEL BETTER WHEN I COME TO SKATEISTAN. I GET VERY HAPPY WHEN I RIDE ON MY BIKE TO SKATEISTAN."
MOHAMMAD SULIMAN, SKATEISTAN YOUTH LEADER, AGE 15
What does a 14-year-old Afghan girl dream about for her future? How has skateboarding changed the life of a teenage boy who used to wash cars in the streets of Kabul? How does it feel to ride down a skateboard ramp and start going to school for the first time in one day? How can sport, education, and skateboarding create change?
This video shows what Skateistan students, staff, and supporters like Tony Hawk, had to say.
How to keep Skateistan rolling?
Since 2007 we’ve rarely asked our supporters for donations but as a grassroots NGO we in fact rely on the generosity of people around the world like you to continue the work that we do. At the same time, we know how annoying it gets to be hassled on the street by some stranger with a clipboard or bombarded with guilt-inducing images, so we thought instead that we’d do two fundraising drives a year that show how your donations make a real positive impact on the lives of Skateistan students. During our ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’ fundraising drives we also want to give our supporters the opportunity to become a part of Skateistan by getting involved.
Donate to Win!
As a way to thank those that are able to make a contribution towards Skateistan's projects internationally, we're giving away some Skateistan merchandise.
From December 4th-31st donors who decide to make a monthly donation of $20 USD (15 Euro) or more will be automatically entered to win a Skateistan prize pack:
a ZERO Skateboards x Skateistan deck
a copy of the Skateistan book
as well as a DVD of Skateistan the Movie
Additionally, every donation over 20 USD (15 Euro) will be automatically entered to win a massive 120X86 cm Skateistan photo print and a Skateistan T-shirt.
Please note: Only donations made online directly at http://skateistan.org/donate through PayPal or Crowdrise will be eligible to win.