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July 12th, 2009

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THE Afghan Skate School.  Skateistan is the fist skateboarding school in Afghanistan that is dedicated and designed to teach both males and females.  The focus isn’t going to be on just skateboarding lessons, the focus is to also teach skateboard project management, life skills, English, and to empower leadership in Afghan youth, where the youth has interest. 

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The first project is an indoor skate park in Kabul, with both indoor and outdoor sections.  Created by Oliver Percovich(director), Sharna Nolan(advisor), and Travis Beard(logistics), upon setting boards down in Kabul, they were swamped by kids just dying to learn, begging to teach them how to skate.  So they began to.  Read more about their story here.  And if you are interested in helping out in some way, they have a list of ways to do so.  I’m so inspired by their hard work to help, educate, and break down barriers.

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