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Oliver Percovich: Skate and Create Difference
Guest post from Skateistan Founder and Executive Director, Oliver Percovich, on the importance of creativity.
Telling the story of our Covid-19 response
The coronavirus has brought many challenges, including how we continue to reach our students and how we gather data about those interactions. In this post, we take a look at the numbers behind our Covid-19 response
Welcome to Bamyan!
HUGE NEWS for Skateistan fans: we have started work on our fifth Skate School in Bamyan, Afghanistan!
Oliver Percovich: Motivation Makes the Difference
Our Founder and Executive Director writes a guest post about the importance of finding the things which motivate each one of us. Oliver has been inspired by the teams at our Skate Schools who are determined to reach students during the pandemic.
Skateistan Alumni: Meet Tamim
Tamim attended Skateistan in Mazar. Recently, he found a way to help people in his community - a lesson he learned from his Skateistan educators.
Oliver Percovich: Connections in the time of corona
Guest post from Skateistan's Founder and Executive Director on the current coronavirus pandemic and how Skateistan is managing in the crisis.
Welcome to the Citizens of Skateistan: Zamarin Wahdat
We are delighted to welcome Zamarin Wahdat to the Citizens of Skateistan! Zamarin was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and raised in Germany and was part of the team that made Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (if you’re a girl).
Skateistan’s Culture of Safety
At Skateistan we aim to put the safety of our staff and students first in everything we do. With the coronavirus situation changing rapidly around us, we thought it was the right time to share our approach to safety.
International Women's Day: This is Laiqa's Story
This International Women's Day, we're happy to introduce you to Laiqa, one of our students in Kabul. Like the girls in 'Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,' Laiqa is discovering how getting an education can change her life for the better.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
Skateistan works to empower women and girls through skateboarding and education. Near the end of 2019, Skateistan Skate Schools participated in the '16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence' to continue advocating on behalf of women and girls.
How you can help support Skateistan
There are many ways that you can help support Skateistan. Read this post to learn how you can help support children through skateboarding in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa.
Curriculum Update: Concepts of Community in Act Local
We take a look back on our 'Act Local' curriculum, which helps students to understand their own role and potential within their communities.
Robin Rhode lends his creativity to Skateistan students
Renowned artist and Citizen of Skateistan Robin Rhode recently visited our Skate School in Johannesburg to help inspire the next generation of artists and skateboarders.
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone Wins BAFTA and Oscar!
A short documentary which follows the progress of a group of girls at Skateistan in Kabul won a BAFTA and an Academy Award!
Inclusion in action: Skateistan and Special Olympics South Africa team up!
Recently, we piloted a partnership project with Special Olympics South Africa to bring the fun and freedom of skateboarding into the lives of children living with disabilities.
10 Years of Fun and Freedom in Kabul
In October, Skateistan Kabul celebrated 10 years since Skateistan's first Skate School opened its doors.
Safe to Express: This is Ethan
Meet Ethan, a 14 year old student at Skateistan in Johannesburg. Ethan was struggling at school and couldn't focus. His educators helped him to see what's important, and how to take steps to express himself through his skateboarding and dancing talents.
Safe to Learn: This is Safia.
Safia is 11 years old and lives in an internally displaced persons camp in Mazar-e-Sharif with her family. They are not from Mazar, but they had to move from their home province due to conflict and fighting. Safia then joined the Back-to-School program.
Safe to Dream: This is Hashmat
Hashmat is 13 and he lives in Kabul. He'd never been to school and he was afraid of speaking in front of the class. Skateistan Educators found a way to help Hashmat build his confidence. Now he can dare to dream of the future.
Safe to Play: This is Mony.
Mony is 11 years old and lives near the Skate School in Phnom Penh. Mony was struggling with her behaviour, but Skateistan Educators found a way to connect with her and help her to change.
Welcoming Sarah Meurle to the Citizens of Skateistan family
Introducing the newest member of the Citizens of Skateistan, Sarah Meurle.
Welcoming Zorah Olivia to the Citizens of Skateistan family
Introducing Zorah Olivia
Summer is for skateboarding
This summer, two of our staff from our South Africa team traveled to Europe to attend Pushing Boarders in Malmö and the Goodpush event in Copenhagen. Here, we catch up with Wendy (Educator) and Ayanda (Senior Finance Officer) to find out more.
Skateistan Documentary: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
A short documentary which follows the progress of a group of girls at Skateistan in Kabul.
Mazar-e-Sharif Update: Partner Profile of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan
As part of our focus on developing inclusive and accessible programs, we are excited to highlight the work we do with deaf and hard of hearing students.
Student Profile: Introducing Belkesa*
Introducing you to a student at one of our Skate Schools.
Welcoming Lucy Adams to the Citizens of Skateistan Family
Introducing Lucy Adams
What Skateistan learned about...community engagement
Read the latest in our mini series about challenges we've faced and what we've learned from them. This time, we take a look at the power of community engagement.
Local Update: Skateistan in China
Recently, two of our students in Afghanistan had an incredible opportunity - to travel to Nanjing, China, with the Afghan National Olympic Committee and represent Afghanistan in an international skateboarding training camp.
Local Update: Building New Learning Spaces in Phnom Penh
To increase the impact that Skateistan has on the local community, we created a new learning environment for children at Skateistan in Cambodia.
Curriculum update: Natural Balance
Between April and July this year, our Skate and Create students were following the Natural Balance curriculum. Find out what they've been learning about!
10 Ways That Skateistan Celebrates Go Skateboarding Day
Skateistan celebrated Go Skateboarding Day all over the world. Students participated in a rad day of skating and fun with their communities.
Student Profile: Thabile's Story
Meet Thabile: A 9 year old girl who attends Skateistan in Johannesburg.
Introducing Our Summer Collection and the brilliant illustrator behind it, Cynthia Kittler
We are delighted to announce the latest in our line of creative partnerships with the super talented contemporary artist Cynthia Kittler.
Changing the Story: This is Omid
Meet Omid, a 13 year old boy in Afghanistan who was working on the streets and missing out on school.
Changing the Story: This is Nthabiseng
Meet Nthabiseng, a Skate and Create student in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Changing the Story: This is Ahmad
Meet Ahmad. He lives in Afghanistan and attends the Back-to-School program at Skateistan.
Changing the Story: This is Pisey
Meet Pisey, a Skate and Create student in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.