On October 29th 2009, Skateistan opened the first skate school in Kabul, Afghanistan. It’s much more than a skatepark – for the past five years it has been a space for developing education and a community based on everyone’s shared love of skateboarding.
Skateistan has seen many young Afghans go from being streetworking kids, to volunteers, to teachers in the skatepark and classrooms. For many of our students, coming to Skateistan gives them a few rare moments of childhood – laughter and play – an escape from their daily reality that is often filed with work and stress. It’s a place where they can feel safe, achieve their goals, create wonderful projects, make life-long friends and strive towards a better future.
Next week Skateistan will be celebrating 5 years of their indoor skatepark in Kabul.
Read the full post and check out photos from the past few years HERE.