Back-to-School Takes Off In Mazar

Students gather to register for classes.      

On December 17th 2013, Skateistan in Mazar-e-Sharif began the first semester of its Back-to-School program. Thirteen girls and 30 boys came to Skateistan excited to get back on track with their studies, with a goal to recruit an equal amount of girls in coming weeks. After completion of the program, Skateistan will assist the students to enrol or re-enrol in government schools. 

The New Face of Skateistan Mazar-e-Sharif

The Climbing wall construction team

Skateistan’s newest project in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan received a huge facelift recently: Afghanistan’s biggest (and newest) rock climbing wall!

 German volunteers and climbing experts Martin Walch, Martina Messner and Elias Hitthaler spent nearly two weeks in Mazar-e-Sharif, overseeing and assisting in the building of the new wall. 

Skateistan The Movie On DVD

Skateistan is pleased to announce that the full-length documentary ‘Skateistan – Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul’ is now available to buy on DVD. The award-winning, 95 min. documentary follows Skateistan and its founders over the span of one year, documenting their daily struggle to break down social, gender and ethnic barriers between the children of war-torn Afghanistan with the help of ‘boards and four wheels’ – which had been previously unknown in the country.