Girls in Afghanistan aren’t allowed to ride bicycles, but there are no laws forbidding them from riding something just as fun: skateboards. Skateistan, an NGO located in the heart of the capital Kabul, is using skateboarding as a tool to empower children. Forty percent of the 350 students enrolled at the school are girls, and half of them work on the street to help their families. In addition to skateboarding lessons, Skateistan provides free art, math and science classes.
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"One of the world’s poorest and most conservative countries seems a strange place to set up a skateboarding school, but the Australian founders of Skateistan who built it from small-time project to award-winning international NGO, say it has proved a remarkably successful way to reach out to marginalized children, particularly girls.
Women can’t ride bicycles in Afghanistan, but skateboarding is novel enough to be open to women and has attracted them in droves to the Kabul school where classes are free, and at the back of the skating section are neat changing areas and classrooms where children can study everything from basic literacy to advanced computing when they put down their boards and take off their helmets.”
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