Skateistan.

Friday, May 10, 2013

"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:

sherry said...

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.

April said...

Love it! How creative and meaningful.

max said...

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

tara said...

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.

Anonymous said...

So cool. I want to get involved!

Shoko said...

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

Kathy said...

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!

angela said...

So cool, they all look so happy!

Shoko said...

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

girlseeksplace said...

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

Fletcher said...

very cool, cheers for sharing.

magical said...

love this!

Bekka said...

Your blog looks great! xoxo

Fai said...

what a cool project! love!

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