South Africa
A New Chapter - where are we now?
In November of last year, we launched A New Chapter, a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $1.5 million by spring this year, with the aim to work in 20 locations, and reach 4,500 students every week by the end of 2022.
How to make International Women’s Day count this year
This March, we are celebrating International Women’s Day by inviting you to join the Citizens of Skateistan.
Growing students need growing spaces in Johannesburg
Our increase in student numbers in Johannesburg is great news. But we were running out of space! A new classroom has brought new opportunities for our students.
Getting ready for adult life: Nkosi's story
Nkosi attends Skateistan in Johannesburg. Recently he's been thinking a lot about his future and how he can plan for it. The skills he's learned in our Youth Leadership program are helping him to do this.
Introducing Natalia
Natalia is 16 and she lives in Johannesburg. She's been coming to Skateistan for a while now and attends the Youth Leadership program. Through this, she is learning to set herself up for greatness.
Curriculum Update: Life skills vision board
In the Skate and Create program in Johannesburg, Skateistan educators introduced students to the life skills vision board lesson plan. A vision board is a collage of images and words representing a person's wishes or goals.
Curriculum update: Learning to balance
Skateistan is all about balance. Whether that’s on a skateboard, a sense of mental wellbeing and stability or combining learning with fun times.
Skateistan Johannesburg: A Simple Path | Insight TV | Vans
Skateistan South Africa features in ep 2 of 'A Simple Path' on Insight TV. Check out the Skateistan section here - made possible by Vans.
Back on Board: Meet Lesedi
Lesedi says he felt terrible when the Skate School closed because of lockdown. Now he's Back on Board and feeling awesome!
Mind Power: Building techniques for mental wellbeing with Waves 4 Change
To meet the needs of students as they grow older, we offer a mental health curriculum called Mind Power, first introduced to our team and students in South Africa.