"Wait until the grass comes in for playing games, the trees grow to provide an escape from the Afghan sun, and the outdoor classroom is full of curious students learning.”
- Chris Ray, Designer of Afghanistan's 1st Outdoor Skate Plaza
We are proud to announce that we have raised over $33,040, more than 55% of our $60,000 fundraising goal for December! We would like to thank everyone who has participated so far in the Keep Skateistan Rolling drive. Your support means we can continue to provide educational programs and safe spaces for disadvantaged kids to play and learn.
For the first time ever, the girls and boys of Afghanistan now have an outdoor skateboarding plaza to call their own. Thanks to generous support from the German Federal Foreign Office and a number of individual donors – people just like yourselves – Skateistan was recently able to complete the outdoor skate plaza in the courtyard of its Mazar-e-Sharif facility. Officially opened on October 24, the outdoor space features pathways with skatepark obstacles, an outdoor classroom, trees for shade, grass areas for outdoor sports, gardens and a greenhouse. ?This is extremely special in Afghanistan, where opportunities to safely skateboard outside have been rare, especially for our female students.