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Maintaining Skate Schools With Kelley Walker

Skateistan x Kelley Walker     

Skateistan x Kelley Walker     

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Description

Skateistan is an international award-winning NGO based in Berlin, Germany. The organization was created in 2009 when its founder, Oliver Percovich, traveled to Afghanistan with three skateboards. Noticing an obvious lack of opportunities within a disfavored Afghan youth, Percovich began using skateboarding as a means to engage them and build a spirit of community. Skateistan built its first skate school a few months later, using skateboarding and education as a catalyst to drive positive social change. These two elements became the core of Skateistan’s mission to empower children living in underprivileged circumstances.

Further to its cause, the organization developed and implemented 4 educational programs designed to build skills and confidence within children. Conceived as a cycle, the older students eventually become role models to the younger ones, ensuring long term positive change within the community and a brighter future for themselves.

Skateistan currently runs skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa, and betters the lives of over 2500 children – 51% of these children are girls.

Through our collaboration with Kelley Walker, we donate 7% of the sales proceeds to support Skateistan’s maintenance costs across all its facilities.

Impact
PROJECT:
Maintain
ORGANIZATION:
Skateistan
Location:
Phnom Penh, KH
DONATION:
7%
LOCATION:
Global
PARTNER:
None
Artist Collaboration
“This collaboration is not about my work: it is about how art-making can be a driver of change for people we’d otherwise never be connected to”