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Christopher Wilkins' Report from Kabul - Chapter 4

“Dr. Sarmast is a national hero.”

James Cunningham, US Ambassador to Afghanistan

It has been an honor to teach at the Afghanistan National Institute of Music… 941 more words


Skateistan, the first skateboarding school in Afganistan, was founded by Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich in 2007. Now more than half of the members of Skateistan are girls. 58 more words



Skateistan is an international non-governmental organization that works with youth from a range of ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds to build trust and to provide empowerment through a combination of skateboarding and educational activities. 280 more words

How Afghan girls learn and create through skateboarding #skateistan

It took me a while to come up with a good post. Hard to beat the previous one on Coca Cola :)

First, I was going to get grumpy about a marketing text I received from Specsavers and how they should really review their communication approach. 157 more words


Skate Girls of Kabul | Skateistan

“Skateistan began as a grassroots ‘Sport for Development’ project on the streets of Kabul in 2007, and is now an award-winning, international NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). Skateistan is the first international development initiative to combine skateboarding with educational outcomes.  224 more words