In celebration of International Peace Day, the students at Skateistan in Kabul made a video sharing their thoughts and hopes about peace. The film includes thoughts from all walks of life: boys and girls, young and old, rich and poor. In the end, it shows that we are all not so different, and must come together to realize the dream of peace.
Many children in Mazar have been able to experience the excitement of standing on a board for the first time.
It’s been a few months since the first skateboard demo ever in Mazar-e-Sharif, and over time this traditional yet modern urban centre in northern Afghanistan has embraced skateboarding as its latest passtime. More than 100 students are already attending classes each week. Girls come for skating, sports and art on Sundays and Tuesdays, taught by female instructors, and boys are taught by male instructors on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Oliver receives the 2013 'UNICEF Sport for Education' award at the Beyond Sport summit.
We are proud to announce the release of the very first Skateistan boards! Our longtime sponsor Zero skateboards has just released their new line, featuring three co-branded Zero x Skateistan decks. Each design tells its own story about skateboarding in Afghanistan.The decks can be purchased from online retailers and Zero distributors around the world. Buying one of these boards supports Skateistan so ask your local skate shop to order them today.