Since street skateboarding sessions began in Kabul in 2007, Skateistan has transformed rapidly. From Kabul’s first indoor skate/educational facility in 2009, to the new facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, opportunities for youth who attend Skateistan continue to grow. With a new facility under construction in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, Skateistan continues to expand. With this growth Skateistan has taken steps to ensure it continues to provide high quality education and sports programming to every youth involved internationally.
In the Spring of 2012, to accommodate Skateistan’s growth and to connect the management of each project site, Skateistan established a headquarters in Berlin. Every day, Skateistan staff connect with each other from three different time zones, and their work behind the scenes keeps more than 550 Skateistan students on their boards every week.
Some of the work that takes place in Skateistan’s offices internationally includes student registration and program development, organizational development, human resource management, financial management, fundraising, IT support, media and communications, and much more. Thanks in part to our International Administration network, Skateistan has reached more than 2000 children, and will continue to develop new opportunities for youth every day.