Skateistan.org: A Skateboarding School in Afghanistan

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22 Responses to “Skateistan.org: A Skateboarding School in Afghanistan”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Australia, he plans to open this country’s first skateboarding school, Skateistan, this spring. He sees sport as a way to woo students into after-school activities like English and computer classes, which are otherwise reserved for the elite.

  2. bertin01 says:

    Skate Deck Show taking place at Columbia College Chicago March 6 – April 2

    Click on the link and scroll down to reSESSION

    http://www2.colum.edu/sgc/Exhibitions.html

  3. Korean Fashion says:

    I thought skateboard was prohibited in Afghanistan. It is a kind of sport/game from the west countries, right? It’s great to hear that the country is now more open to trend or culture from the others. Korean Fashion

  4. pseudonym says:

    Really cool till the Taliban beheads them .

  5. Manooshi says:

    Pretty fucking cool idea. Like many places in the world, not immune to American global capitalism and intervention, Middle Eastern kids really dig American subculture. And I agree that it would be awesome if established, successful American skaters could contribute to this cause. But as usual, where are the chicks??? Gender apartheid disguised under religious etiquette still seems apparent in this case. Please correct me if I’m wrong. Thanks.

  6. minTphresh says:

    pseudonym, what an assinine and jerk-like thing to say. did someone pee on your wheaties this mornin? nonetheless: congrats! you win the “bung of the day” award!

  7. rabbitfnord says:

    That’s cool.
    Glad to here the girls are getting in on it too.
    Go Maro!

  8. rabbitfnord says:

    /hear? /Read?
    oops

  9. Manooshi says:

    Whoops! Just noticed that there IS a female participant! That’s pretty cool and is very significant in today’s sexist Taliban-dominated Afghanistan.

  10. Anonymous says:

    This is awesome!! Seriously! How could would it be to bring a pro tour to afghanistan for one day. To give those kids something to look forward too!

  11. Namasaja says:

    Wow, a bit unbelievable that they finally allow a bit of “western style” inside the country. I am working at the Concrete Sealer branch office in Saudi Arabia, but I am from Asian countries. Etreme regulations on something like this is a common thing here.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Good to see someone stepping up and bringing a little joy to kids’ lives.

    NEil from California

  13. TourPro says:

    I will make that rail-slide, “Ollie Willing”.

  14. minTphresh says:

    awesome! 100% WIN

  15. dculberson says:

    Totally wonderful. Thanks!

  16. failix says:

    So cool and sad at the same time.

  17. UncommonSense says:

    Tony Hawk should get in on this.

    p.s. the “Ollie willing” comment was pitch perfect!

  18. teayneverdie says:

    Good to see someone stepping up and bringing a little joy to kids’ lives.

  19. SkateistanSwe says:

    Don’t forget the Skateistan Fundraiser Festival in Linköping, Sweden on 29 August! /SkatistanSweden (MySpace)

  20. DefMech says:

    After reading this and watching the video, I’ll probably have a smile on for the rest of the day.

  21. yoshua says:

    Donation made!

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