40% of Afghanistan's skateboarders are female. 100% of those are tough as nails.

OUR MISSION


We use skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and the potential for change.

What is Skateistan?

WHAT IS SKATEISTAN?


An international NGO connecting youth and education through skateboarding in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.

Some of our students on Go Skateboarding Day

OUR STUDENTS


"The people who think skateboarding is only for boys are wrong. The word sport means that girls and boys can play together."

Tin, 20, Skateistan Youth Leader

Why Skateboarding?

WHY SKATEBOARDING?


Because once kids latch onto skating, much more is possible: Education, Community, Leadership

SHOP TO DONATE


Read the full story in our book or represent Skateistan by purchasing some of our merchandise.

All profits go towards Skateistan's programming.

NEWS

Skateistan Wins TransWorld Magazine Award

We are proud to announce that Skateistan has been awarded TransWorld Skateboarding Magazine's 17th annual Eric Stricker Memorial Award! This award was created in memory of former TransWorld editor Eric Stricker, and it sets out to honor individuals in the skateboarding industry that have shown a continued dedication to the positive growth, longevity, and love of skateboarding. It was presented by Tony Hawk.

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ANNUAL REPORT 2013

VIDEOS

New video: The State of Skate

Keep Skateistan Rolling in 2014 - The State of Skate (Afghanistan)

Afghanistan's Girl Skaters

Afghanistan's Girl Skaters video

Skateistan founder Oliver at TEDxSydney

Skateboarding in Afghanistan: Oliver Percovich at TEDxSydney 2014

"Skateistan's not just about skating. It’s about giving people life skills and hope for their future."

TONY HAWK
PRO SKATEBOARDER &
SKATEISTAN AMBASSADOR

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