NEWS///SKATE THING///”SKATEISTAN” BRINGS SKATEBOARDING TO THE KIDS OF AFGHANISTAN

February 2, 2009  |  Afghanistan, News, SK8 THING, Street Life

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The biggest issue with skating in a burkha is the fabric getting caught in the wheels...

All the bombs, guns, and tanks in the world can't change AFGHANISTAN, but maybe skateboarding can. In war-torn KABUL, where women wear burkhas, and school age children roam the streets instead of studying in classrooms (less than 1% of Afghanis attend college) the first skateboarding school, SKATEISTAN has just opened its doors and is teaching more girls than boys how to ollie. It's also educating young rippers on the finer points of bowl skating in an abandoned swimming pool formerly used by the Taliban for public executions. Take that, Mullah Omar!

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Afghanistan's future rulers in training...

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