You might have heard already of the tragic events that went down in Kabul last weekend, taking the lives of several Skateistan members, and we wanted to show our love, compassion and support for this brave and amazing project again.
We admire all your strength and courage and sending our hearts, prayers and love out to Afghanistan – no words can describe the tragedy, the loss and the fear that has come with these tragic events.
On the morning of Saturday September 8th a suicide attack in Kabul claimed the lives of a number of young Afghans. The bomb was detonated outside of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) HQ, where many of the street working children of Kabul sell trinkets, scarves and chewing gum to help support their families.
We are very sad to learn that of the six young children confirmed to have passed away, four of them were students, volunteers and youth leaders at Skateistan, who were well-loved and well-known faces for the entire team in Kabul. It is therefore with great pain and heavy hearts that we share our memories of children who were not just victims of senseless violence, but also beautiful human beings who will never be forgotten by their teachers, peers, co-workers, students, friends or family.
Head over to skateistan.org to read more about each of them and show your support.