Skateistan began in 2007 and is now an award winning non-profit organization. Through their innovative programs children build the skills and confidence, to create a brighter future for themselves and their communities.
Skateistan is an award-winning international non-profit organization that empowers at-risk youth through skateboarding and education. Over 1500 youth in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa attend Skateistan’s innovative programs, such as Skate and Create, Back-To-School and Youth Leadership, every week.
Skateistan's headquarters are in Berlin, with Skate Schools in Mazar-e-Sharif, Kabul, Phnom Penh and Johannesburg, as well as Outreach in Sihanoukville (Cambodia). Fundraising entities are active in the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland and Canada.