The Skateroo Skateistan skateboarding social enterprise art
Stocking Up On Skateboards

Skateistan x Robin Rhode

With Robin RHODE
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 Skateistan 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.

Through our first collaboration with South African artist Robin Rhode in 2016, we produced and donated 300 skateboards to Skateistan to cover their yearly facility needs to run their skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa!

Impact
Supported NGO:
Skateistan
Funding:
10% of sales
Location:
Johannesburg - ZA
Status:
Ongoing
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Artist Collaboration
“As an artist from South Africa I feel obligated, almost socially responsible, to work within my community, to bring new ideas to its streets, to share its stories with other societies of the world” Robin RHODE
Our Partner
Quote
“” The Skateroom

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