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About the Project

A skate school for Cambodian youth

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.

About Skateistan:

  • 2,700+ active students
  • 5 locations
  • 150+ students have re-entered the national school curriculum after joining Skateistan’s programs

Phnom Penh is Skateistan’s second Skate School, opened in 2011 in Cambodia. Located in an area of the city with lots of temporary construction workers, the Phnom Penh facility provides a safe space for the children of these families, who are often vulnerable and likely to become street workers affected by trafficking and abuse.

About Phnom Penh’s Skate School:

  • 100+ active students (without COVID-19: 250+)
  • 56% girls
  • 76% from low income backgrounds
  • 86 students with disabilities
  • 8 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 organization with $300,000 from 2019 until 2021. We have raised $810,000+ since 2014 for this project.

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Thanks to our partners for making this collaboration possible.

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