Kabul
Some moments to celebrate from Kabul
2020 has been a challenging year for everyone, and that's especially true for Kabul, Afghanistan. However, there have been some moments to celebrate lately.
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.
It's Zarafshan's Turn
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.
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!
Welcome to the Citizens of Skateistan: Zamarin Wahdat
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).
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.
International Women's Day: This is Laiqa's Story
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.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
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.
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.
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone Wins BAFTA and Oscar!
A short documentary which follows the progress of a group of girls at Skateistan in Kabul won a BAFTA and an Academy Award!