Cambodia

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.

Boys in the classroom
Regular students
Female
Low-income background
Students living with disabilities
Updates from Cambodia
What Skateistan learned about: running remote programs during a global pandemic
In our series ‘What Skateistan learned about’, we share stories, successes and challenges from the perspective of a non-profit organization operating in Afghanistan, South Africa and Cambodia.
Measuring impact at Skateistan: Social Return on Investment
Recently, we embarked on a project to measure the social return on funds invested in Skateistan. Thanks to the efforts of three amazing volunteers, we can now calculate the social value of our programs! How do we do that? Read on!
It's Sophea's Turn
Meet Sophea, who was once a student at Skateistan and is now a member of staff at Skateistan Cambodia.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.