Monday, January 26, 2009

Skateboarding in Afghanistan (Skateistan)!

This article speaks for itself, but basically a visionary is helping to bring skateboarding to the youth of Afghanistan. I would imagine that many Afghan kids have never seen a skateboard, so it must be quite an experience for them when they first see one. Good stuff!

But Percovich has raised the money needed to build an 800-square-meter, or 8,600-square-foot, bubble to house the nonprofit Skateistan complex, and the Kabul Parks Authority has tentatively donated land. He is still waiting for official permission to begin the project. Since a spate of kidnappings and the car bombing in November, he has reduced his daily sessions at the fountain to once or twice a week.

Source: International Herald Tribune

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