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Skateistan | Yungpost



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Description: Skateistan began as a Kabul-based Afghan NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) and is now an International non-profit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan and Cambodia. It is non-political, independent, and inclusive of all ethnicities, religions and social backgrounds.

Its Mission: Skateistan uses skateboarding as a tool for empowering youth, to create new opportunities and the potential for change.

Its Vision: Skateistan’s vision is to grow a sustainable organization that is recognized locally & globally for changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of youth through skateboarding and quality programs – creating leaders that change the world.

Its Values: Quality. Ownership. Creativity. Trust. Respect. Equality

What it Does:

  • Provide access to education
  • Focus especially on girls and working children
  • Develop leadership opportunities
  • Build friendship, trust, and social capital

(Information courtesy of Skateistan)

If you are interested and want to know more, visit http://skateistan.org/

Matt Souza