We use skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and the potential for change.
An international NGO connecting youth and education through skateboarding in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.
"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
Because once kids latch onto skating, much more is possible: Education, Community, Leadership
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All profits go towards Skateistan's programming.
The National Portrait Gallery on Thursday revealed the list for its annual photographic portrait award, a prize that this year saw over 4000 submissions. Jessica Fulford-Dobson was nominated for a photograph of a young student at Skateistan Kabul called Skate Girl, from a series called The Skate Girls of Kabul - All taken at Skateistan.
This past June, pro skater and longtime supporter Jamie Thomas visited Skateistan in Afghanistan. Former student (and current Communications Officer) Hamdullah took the opportunity to interview a real celebrity, and filmed and edited this interview.