In honour of International Women's Day, we asked, Programs Officer, Kelly to tell us more about her trip to Phnom Penh for the first ever cultural exchange between Skateistan Cambodia and Skateistan South Africa. From Johannesburg to Phnom Penh, California to Oslo, Berlin to Kabul, girls and women are part of the same community thanks to skateboarding.
In December, we launched the Citizens of Skateistan. Our international community of supporters, skaters, students and staff, who united together to support skateboarding and education around the world. Around 1600 youth come to Skateistan each week, here are the stories of the Educators and Citizens of Skateistan who help make it possible.
“It’s great to see this facility and that the sport is growing. It’s incredible what [Skateistan] is doing here because skating is a good way to get kids active and playing together but not necessarily against each other.”
-Tony Hawk, Professional Skateboarder