Skateistan has big plans for the next three years. By the end of 2017 they will reach 3000 youth each week with their programs. In order to ensure they reach more of the world’s most vulnerable children, they will expand their current activities at their existing skate schools, as well as begin work at two new locations in the countries where they are already located.
"Most astounding have been the journeys and stories of the individual students that have attended our programs. Many of them have gone on to represent their communities or countries to the rest of the world. Others have taken on leadership roles within the organization. They have all become role models. I am excited to see what more they will achieve in the years to come. And to think, Skateistan’s first project in Kabul only turned five in 2014!"
- Oliver Percovich, Skateistan Founder & Executive Director
In 2015, Skateistan will be looking to continue building on its experience to increase the independence and stability of the local staff teams while maximizing the reach and accessibility of the organization’s programs to young people. It will strengthen community ownership, especially at the youngest projects. But Skateistan couldn't do this without you. If you want to support what Oliver and the rest of the team are doing, the best way is to donate. Check their website for more.
2014 was an incredible year in terms of expanding the Skateistan community among Afghan, Cambodian and South African youth. Skateistan’s achievements would not be possible without the valuable commitment of supporters worldwide, donors, sponsors and the Skateistan team. More than 1100 youth each week benefit from the educational opportunities and fun of skateboarding. In today's world where nations face war and refugee crisis make European leaders scratch their heads, Skateistan has long come with a solution......
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