Skateistan

February 5th, 2009

Skateistan

Skateistan is Afghanistan’s first dedicated co-educational skateboarding school. The school will engage with the growing numbers of urbanised youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding and provide new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction and education. Students will be selected from a range of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Student capacity will be developed in skateboarding, skateboarding instruction, project management, life skills and English. Our aim is to develop a program that empowers youth to take leadership on issues important to them and build networks that will counter current ethnic barriers.

The NYTimes wrote an article on this project and made this video.

found at Booooooom!

One Response to “Skateistan”

  1. LA PRAVDA Says:

    very original and interesting project.
    Just checked the website too, the guy is well organized, already got many sponsors…dynamic!

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