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Skateistan.

"We use skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and the potential for change." So reads the mission statement for international non-profit Skateistan, which is committed to teaching Afghani and Cambodian children - 40% of them female - to skate. Founded by Oliver Percovich in 2009, the school is now expanding to Mazar-e-Sharif. (Read more about that, here.)


What an amazing idea. Learn how to support Skateistan, here

Have a wonderful weekend!

14 comments:

  1. Never knew such non-profit exists. I am sure it is beyond meaningful to many Afgan children. Wonderful pix. Thanks for sharing. I am now looking forward to receive their newsletter.

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  2. Love it! How creative and meaningful.

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  3. wow, this is wonderful. thank you for sharing and opening my eyes to this!

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  4. I LOVE this. I dated a guy who was a 'skater' and I always hated his friends' lack of enthusiasm for girls wanting to skate.

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  5. So cool. I want to get involved!

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  6. Sherry, good to know - I'll have to subscribe, too!

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  7. Badass. Also (and maybe it's been this way for a while and I'm just noticing now, in which case I am so lame...), I like the new font and buttons on your blog! It looks great!

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  8. So cool, they all look so happy!

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  9. Kathy, nope, just put those in now! Many thanks to the very knowledgable Bekka Palmer :)

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  10. There is so much creativity in the world and it doesn't get nearly the recognition it deserves.

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  11. very cool, cheers for sharing.

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  12. Your blog looks great! xoxo

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  13. what a cool project! love!

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