90 days from today Jelle Mul (Etnies European Marketing manager) will run the original Marathon between Marathon and Athens to raise money for Skateistan!! Check this video made by Marije Drenth about his quest and why! If you can’t donate, he would still love you if you ‘like’ Running back the mythical favor and share the video to all your friends! All support is appreciated if only to get some attention to the great work Skateistan is doing.
What is Skateistan:
Skateistan is Afghanistan’s (and the world’s) first co-educational skateboarding school. The school engages growing numbers youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment programs. The students come from all of Afghanistan’s diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and include 40% female students, hundreds of streetworking children, and youth with disabilities. They develop skills in skateboarding, leadership, civic responsibility, multimedia, and creative arts. The students themselves decide what they want to learn; we connect them with a safe space and opportunities for them to develop the skills that they consider important.
Since Skateistan has been active in Kabul, we’ve seen that Afghan youth of all ethnicities, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds love to skateboard. Skateistan brings them together, equipping young men and women to lead their communities toward social change and development.