Have you heard of Skateistan? It’s a non-profit teaching Afghan children – half of them streetworking – how to skateboard. Nearly 40% of Skateistan students are girls (girls aren’t allowed to bike in Afghanistan, but they ARE allowed to skateboard!). The idea behind Skateistan is that all children deserve the right to play and that by engaging in an activity that builds their social capital, the kids will feel empowered to create change in their country.
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