Skateistan is an NGO started by Australian skateboarder, Oliver Percovich, in Kabul, Afghanistan back in 2007. The objective of the organisation is to engage youth is a positive manner.
I managed to meet up with Percovich when I was in Kabul and he brought me on a tour of the facilities and introduced me to Merza Muhammadi, one of the trainers.
Muhammadi was working on the streets when Percovich met him and took him in. Now, he’s one of the best skateboarders in the country and helping to teach other youth.
Check out the video of Skateistan I shot below.
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