What is Skateistan?

It all started with one man and his three skateboards on the streets of Kabul in 2007. His idea became Skateistan, the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes. Although it started in Afghanistan, Skateistan now runs in Cambodia and South Africa too, reaching thousands of children and youth. What started with a board and four wheels is now an award-winning, international NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) with the mission of empowering children and youth through skateboarding and education. Almost 10 years on, Skateistan is creating leaders that make a better world.

Why they are Awesome

  • Skateistan is an award-winning international non profit organization, empowering children and youth through skateboarding and education. With programs running in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa, Skateistan aims to make leaders for a better world.

  • Skateistan was rated as the 65th best non-profit in the world by NGO Advisor.

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