Phnom Penh

Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and over half of the population is under 25 years old. Issues facing children and youth in Cambodia include limited access to quality education and fair employment, crime, violence, and discrimination, especially towards girls and youth 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 low-income children. 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.

CITIZEN PROFILE

Tevy *
Age: 11
Program: Skate and Create (Partner Organisation)
I had never skated before, so I asked permission from my mother and we organised things with Skateistan. Here I am learning how to skateboard and how to draw. At first, I felt nervous and sometimes I still am, but now I feel excited too! I have learned how to draw pictures and on a skateboard I have learned how to turn, stop, and drop-in from a ramp. Skateboarding is my favourite thing. When I grow up I want to be a policewoman!
$120 makes it possible for Cambodian girls like Tevy to build their confidence through skateboarding for one semester.

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