The amazing project that gives war traumatized kids in Afghanistan the opportunity to roll away their sorrow needs your help to support for their skateboarding and educational activities.
Skateistan is committed to continuing their work in Afghanistan and Cambodia in 2014, but despite all the success they've had so far they are still dependent on your donations.
"If you feel inspired by what Skateistan does and you want to see it keep rolling, this is the perfect time to get involved and help us give skateboarding and new opportunities to children in-need."
Founder and Executive Director, Oliver Percovich.
Skateistan has captured the imaginations of people around the world by opening four skateparks for children in places where skateboarding previously seemed impossible – Afghanistan and Cambodia. Children come for skateboarding and stay for learning. Through skateboarding, much more is possible.
During the Keep Skateistan Rolling drive in the week of July 8th-14th, Skateistan will release two videos which tell the personal story of what it's like to be a girl skater in Cambodia and Afghanistan, through the eyes of Sreypich and Hanifa. With access to sport, girls develop leadership skills, social supports and self-confidence, which sets them up to become inspiring adult women.
How to join the campaign:
2 ♦ Bid in our art auction or buy a special edition Keep Skateistan Rolling t-shirt.
3 ♦ Fundraise with your friends and family by organizing a skate-a-thon, a penny drive, or a movie screening of Skateistan short films with a small entrance fee.
4 ♦ Share our posts and videos on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtags #KSR and #whyskateboarding, through email, or even in-person with humans!
5 ♦ Promote the campaign through your website, blog or business.
6 ♦ Print off and make your own Keep Skateistan Rolling paper-skate and use it to spread the word in your neighborhood and on social media.
In Berlin, Skateistan will be hosting its first annual ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’ art auction July 20th at Okazi Gallery.
Skateistan will be raffling plenty of donated merchandise, and Founder Oliver Percovich will speak on “The Future of Skateistan."
Artwork will be on display from contributing artists Danny Doom, Andrew Pommier, Ben Frey, Johan Potma, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Pau Quintanajornet, Aro One, Artcore Illustrations, Ja Cky, Lurk, and more.
The eBay auction will run from July 12th-21st. More info at: www.skateistan.org/KSR