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'Go Skateboarding Day' In Kabuli
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June 21, 2012
The streets of Kabul, normally crowded with military convoys and UN vehicles, have been taken over by girls and boys on skateboards. The occasion was the fourth-annual “Go Skateboarding Day,” organized by Skateistan, an international nonprofit devoted to empowering young people through sports. After the outdoor show of skill, the skateboarders, many in traditional dress, took part in the largest competition of the year. (Video by Sabawoon of RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan)

'Go Skateboarding Day' In Kabul

Published 21 June 2012

The streets of Kabul, normally crowded with military convoys and UN vehicles, have been taken over by girls and boys on skateboards. The occasion was the fourth-annual “Go Skateboarding Day,” organized by Skateistan, an international nonprofit devoted to empowering young people through sports. After the outdoor show of skill, the skateboarders, many in traditional dress, took part in the largest competition of the year. (Video by Sabawoon of RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan)


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by: Anonymous
June 22, 2012 23:59
nice stuff the skateistan events!
very nice also since it reflects that there s not only destruction, suicide attacks, etc.
hope these guys continue to make children laugh, inspire them to engage in sports and as they intend to, just help to empower them!
nice thing also because probably even the most radical hardliners cannot find anything in religious scriptures which could forbid "skateistan" and skating/skateboarding for girls, excepts for the fact that maybe boys and girls train together...(mmh...never mind!) yet, anyway, despite this dimension, nothing to be mad about.
nice video! gives some hope! children really seem to be enjoying their time.