Skateistan changing the lives of young girls in Afghanistan #whyskateboarding

skateistanGiven the current problems in Afghanistan (and in the world) you would imagine that skateboarding is probably the the last thing anyone in the right mind would care about, right?

Well, check out this inspirational video about a wonderful organization known as SKATEISTAN. An Afghan non-governmental organization that works with youth from a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds to build trust and to provide empowerment through a combination of skateboarding and education.

Afghanistan’s Girl Skaters – Kabul 2012 from Skateistan on Vimeo.

How cool is that?

I’m always looking for music to “Bring Me Up” hence the tagline of It’s why I started this blog to begin with because music takes me places.

Skateistan seems like a really awesome program for girls in Afghanistan which is also imoacting girls in Cambodia. If you watch the video I guarantee you’ll find yourself smiling. If you are able to support this organization please do so by clicking here.


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