Skateistan's project sites celebrated the International Day of Peace on Saturday 21st September 2013. The teams at all of our project sites each organised their own day of special events and celebrations. The diverse activities, games and speeches showcased the individuality and creativity of Skateistan's excellent teams in Cambodia and Afghanistan.
On Saturday 22nd September over 400 Skateistan students, their families and friends students joined together with other young afghans and committee staff from a variety of Olympic federations and creative organizations. Their joint purpose was the celebration of the UN’s International day of peace and the power of sport to unite communities, cultures and people.
“I have seen terrorist attacks, I have seen my mother get beaten, I have seen my siblings crying for a piece of bread but now while preparing for peace day I can really imagine peace inside me which is hard to explain with words.”
Skateistan students have been excitedly preparing for an International Peace Day festival on Saturday September 22 at the Skateistan facility in Kabul. During the festival, 50 students will demonstrate their skills in skateboarding and climbing. There will be musical performances, a photo exhibition and other creative activities are planned to promote peace throughout the event.