Skateistan is making waves amongst Afghani youth, with the country's first ever ‘co-educational' skateboarding school. The idea was first conceived when Australian skateboarders Oliver Percovich, Sharna Nolan and Travis Beard passed through Kabul, and were bombarded with local children begging for a go and a lesson on their boards.  The idea has now grown into a full-fledged skate school for local Afghani kids, providing not only skate know-how and English skills, but a cross-cultural interaction and education platform. Students are chosen from a wide range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, with the program aiming to “empower youth to take leadership on issues important to them and build networks that will counter current ethnic barriers.”

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