Every week, over 140 girls come to Skateistan’s skatepark in Kabul. Girls make up 40% of our students, and more than 50% of Skateistan’s Afghan staff are female. Providing equal access to our programming is a top priority for Skateistan.
In Afghanistan, girls and women are usually not allowed to travel alone. Due to a limited public transit system, extreme traffic congestion, and street harassment, getting around Kabul is often expensive and dangerous.
Without Skateistan’s transport for girls, most could not come to class or to work. Skateistan transport ensures that the only obstacles the girls face when they come to Skateistan is in the skatepark!
Safe transport overcomes one of many barriers that prohibit women in Afghanistan from connecting with sport, education, and employment opportunities.