Skateistan runs programs at Skate Schools, select locations and with partner organizations in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. Our Educators run programs with the help of Youth Leaders and reach more than 1500 youth worldwide.

Where We Work


Skateistan believes that the community-building effects of skateboarding are especially powerful in Afghanistan, which has experienced over 30 years of ongoing conflict and social dislocation.


In 2009, Skateistan completed construction of its first Skate School on land donated by the Afghan National Olympic Committee.


The Skate School in Mazar­e­Sharif was built in 2013, with an indoor and outdoor skate park plus a climbing wall.



Skateistan Cambodia works in partnership with local NGOs such as Friends International, PSE, and the Cambodian Women’s Development Agency to bring skateboarding, arts and leadership opportunities to girls and boys of all backgrounds and abilities. 

Phnom Penh

The Skate School in Phnom Penh was opened in September 2012. Skateistan partners with local organizations and runs Outreach sessions to engage with at­-risk youth. In 2015, they created the world’s first Tuk­Tuk skate ramp to reach more youth in the city.


Skateistan’s second location in Cambodia, Currently they run Outreach sessions and work with partner organizations to provide programs for local kids.

South Africa

Skateistan South Africa is based at the Skate School in Johannesburg, whilst running sessions with partner organizations and at Outreach locations. 


Skateistan runs Skate and Create, Back-To-School at the Dropping In center and Youth Leadership at their Skate School in Johannesburg, as well as sessions with partner organizations and at Outreach locations.