Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and over half of the population is under 25 years old. Issues facing children in Cambodia include limited access to quality education and fair employment, crime, violence, and discrimination, especially towards girls and children living with disabilities.
Skateistan first began running programs in Phnom Penh in 2011 at a previous Skate School in the city. In February 2018, we relocated to a new Skate School in a location better suited to meet the needs of children from low-income backgrounds. This new Skate School, situated in the creative hub of Factory Phnom Penh, consists of a 500 square meter skatepark, a classroom, library, office and large green space. Programs run at the Skate School, at Outreach locations and with partner organizations each week, with a focus on providing opportunities for girls and children living with disabilities.