“Australian Ollie Percovich says the skateboards he introduced to Kabul’s children are the ‘carrots’ to connect with them and build trust. His ‘Skateistan’ nonprofit club awaits a big new facility.”
In these countries it is unheard of that the women are allowed to participate in the same activities as the men. “Skateistan” has been able to bring the children together and to have fun and stay active. Kids everyday join at the fountain above to skate, share boards, and try new tricks.
“A few miles away, ground was broken this summer on a $1-million indoor skateboard park that Skateistan is building with local and international donations on land given by Afghanistan’s Olympic committee. Percovich says the children will be able to attend English and computer classes and learn “life skills” at the 19,000-square-foot park.”
- LA News