Skateistan UK - Southbank Skate Session

On Sunday 21 April Skateistan took part in the Alchemy festival at the Southbank Centre in London. Celebrating the best of contemporary music, dance, literature, art, fashion and design in the context of cross cultural relationships. Oliver Percovich, Skateistan’s founder, had been invited to Alchemy to give a talk about Skateistan as part of the festival’s ‘Afghanistan day’.


Be Our Graphic Design Volunteer

Seeking Graphic Design intern in Berlin

Skateistan is currently seeking an enthusiastic individual with a passion for non-profit work to join our team in Berlin as a Graphic Design volunteer. The position offers the successful candidate the opportunity to assist an award winning international sport for development organization as it continues to grow. The Graphic Designer volunteer position will assist Skateistan's design and development teams 3 days/week


Project site - Skateistan Mazar-e-Sharif

great wall of afghanistan at Mazar-e-sharif Skatepark

The Skateistan Mazar-e-Sharif facility is made up of three buildings - the Multi-sports Hall (left), Education Centre (centre) and Skatepark (right).

In the Afghan city of Mazar-e-Sharif, Skateistan has now opened its new three-part facility: a standalone Skatepark, a Multi-sports Hall, and a prominent three-story Education Centre made out of refurbished shipping containers that have been sourced from within Afghanistan. Upon entry through the front gate, the eye-catching education building takes centre stage, demonstrating that learning is at the heart of all Skateistan activities.

Why Sport Matters for Girls

In a recent newsletter, we featured an interview with Skateistan Cambodia staff member Kov Chansangva (Tin). Tin has been working with Skateistan Cambodia for ten months, and has quickly become an invaluable member of the Skateistan team. Her passion for skateboarding, dance, music, and teaching combined with her can-do attitude and energy make her a fantastic female role model for all the students at Skateistan Cambodia. To our knowledge, Tin was the first Cambodian woman ever to land a kickflip.

While there are numerous barriers to female participation in sport around the world, Tin represents a growing population of female athletes in Cambodia.