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

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All profits go towards Skateistan's programming.

NEWS

'Skate Girl' on NPG Shortlist


 

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. 

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ANNUAL REPORT 2013

VIDEOS

New video: Madina's story

Keep Skateistan Rolling in 2014 - Madina's Story (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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