3 July 2020
Meet Zarafshan, who is 13 and lives in Kabul. Zarafshan was scared because she thought her teachers would be unkind. But her Educator, Malalai, showed her the kindness is the best way to learn.
1 June 2020
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!
7 April 2020
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).
17 March 2020
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.
6 March 2020
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.
28 February 2020
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.
19 February 2020
We take a look back on our 'Act Local' curriculum, which helps students to understand their own role and potential within their communities.
14 January 2020
A short documentary which follows the progress of a group of girls at Skateistan in Kabul won a BAFTA and an Academy Award!
2 January 2020
In October, Skateistan Kabul celebrated 10 years since Skateistan's first Skate School opened its doors.
20 November 2019
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.