Skateistan students Skate Beyond Borders.
Whether it is covid-19, a refugee crisis, or displacement from climate change, children bear the brunt of global catastrophes. Not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood, and Skateistan provides a place of safety at a very crucial time in their lives. In our latest fundraising campaign, we aim to raise a funding gap of $1.3 million by December 31 to continue expanding to new communities and providing safe spaces for children to grow and be themselves.
No matter whether it's with refugee children in Europe and the Middle East, children living with disabilities in Asia, with community groups accessing safe spaces in Latin America or at our Skate Schools in inner city South Africa, we support children to dream, play, skate and realize their full potential.
At Skateistan, our students Skate Beyond Borders.
At Skateistan, our students inspire others and their wider communities. Our aim is to provide safe spaces for them to build a better future in which they can thrive.
In August 2021, Skateistan started ‘A New Chapter’ to rebuild in Afghanistan and expand our programs to reach more children, faster. Since then, we’ve planted roots in new locations and have grown our skateboarding community to support refugee children in Lebanon, Iraq, Albania, Brussels, and Berlin with trusted adults, creative education, and safe spaces to learn and skate.
We’re rebuilding in Afghanistan. Hundreds of children participate in our signature Back-to-School program to help out-of-school children re-enter the public education system. Back-to-School students are generally from different ethnic, social, economic, and geographical backgrounds; and we prioritize girls only classes across all three locations. The students are 10 to 16 years old.
We’re so excited that we’ve met our goal for 2022! In October 2022 we officially hit our target to reach 4,500 students every week in our skateboarding and creative education programs around the world. We're now running Skateistan programs in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa, Bolivia, Albania, Kenya, Belgium, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq.
Our students inspire others and their wider communities. Our aim is to provide safe spaces for them to build a better future in which they can thrive.
As we continue to reach more children in communities all over the world, we need your support to keep Skateistan rolling.
How can you help?
There are lots of ways that you can support Skateistan's latest fundraising campaign.
You can support our latest fundraising campaign ‘Skate Beyond Borders’ right now!
You can also share our campaign with your friends and family through social media.
Why not host your own fundraiser? It’s super easy to ‘add fundraiser’ on Instagram and Facebook. Contact us if you’d like help to get started.
Every week we will focus on a different student that has been impacted by Skateistan programs. Watch this space for updates!