About the Project
Empowering girls with skateboarding
Skateistan is an award-winning international non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Oliver Percovich, to empower children in Kabul, Afghanistan through skateboarding & education programs. Today, Skateistan operates in Cambodia and South Africa, as well as multiple locations in Afghanistan. Skateistan’s innovative programs combine creative, arts-based education with the fun and freedom of skateboarding, giving children the opportunities to become leaders for a better world.
- 2,700+ active students, including 175 children with disabilities
- 5 locations
- 150+ students have re-entered the national school curriculum after joining Skateistan’s programs
Mazar-e-Sharif, in Northern Afghanistan, is Skateistan’s third Skate School. Opened in 2013, it is the largest of the five locations Skateistan has built, with a weekly capacity of 1,200 students. Programs in Mazar-e-Sharif include: Back-to-School (for out of school children), Skate and Create (combining skateboarding with creative education), Youth Leadership (for older students) and Dropping In (extra sports and activities).
About Maza-e-Sharif Skate School:
- 900+ active students (without COVID-19: 1,200+)
- 43% girls
- 10 ethnicities represented in student body
- 97% from low income backgrounds
- 77 students with disabilities
- 22 jobs for local people
Our commitment to Skateistan
This project is part of an ongoing and unrestricted funding commitment to Skateistan. We have sealed a formal 3-year partnership committing to support the NGO with $300,000 from 2019 until 2021. We have raised $810,000+ since 2014 to fund Skateistan’s projects.
You can support this project by purchasing these skateboard editions – we commit 10% of our revenue to fund social projects.