Skateistan students on Go Skateboarding Day 2011

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 and Cambodia.

Two of our students skateboarding

OUR STUDENTS

"Through skateboarding I started dreaming again. Knowing that I can do something well and having teachers that support me helped me to believe in myself."

Madina, 14, Skateistan student and peer instructor

Why Skateboarding?

WHY SKATEBOARDING?


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

GET INSPIRED


See the full story in our book Skateistan - 
The Tale of Skateboarding in Afghanistan.


It's 320 pages of our best photos and
stories since 2007, available now!

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Opportunities at Skateistan


Want to help Skateistan spread the shred? Here is your chance to show us that you have what it takes to join our award-winning program and help Skateistan continue its mission of working with youth across the globe! We are currently recruiting for a new position at our office in Berlin.

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VIDEOS

New video: Through my Eyes - Faranas

Through my Eyes - Faranas video

Afghanistan's Girl Skaters

Afghanistan's Girl Skaters video

Skateistan: To Live and Skate in Kabul

Skateistan: To Live and Skate in Kabul video

"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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