Meet Afghanistan's Kickass Girl Skateboarders

When Australian skater Oliver Percovich first visited Afghanistan a few years ago, he was surprised by how excited the children he encountered were by his skateboard. Since then, he has started Skateistan, a skate school in Kabul that draws in nearly 400 students a week. Most thrilling of all is that 40% of these… » 11/26/12 6:15pm 11/26/12 6:15pm

Equality Through Skateboarding: Afghan Girls Skate With Skateistan

Kids in Afghanistan — especially girls — have few opportunities to play sports. But Skateistan, "Afghanistan's first dedicated co-educational skateboarding school," hopes to change that. » 6/02/09 3:00pm 6/02/09 3:00pm