04.02.09 by Jeff

Skateistan!

The New York Times published an article/video last week about an Australian man named Oliver Percovich, who has worked hard for two years to create Skateistan – Afghanistan’s first skateboarding school. Hit “more” to watch the video and I’m sure you’ll be as inspired by the story as I am!

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Jolin

    dude, thats crazy. I like how they explained their feeling when they skate.

  • amazing. some people are truly altruistic. good on ’em.

  • dale

    This is a really great story. I’m glad to see Oliver getting some support and funding. It’ll be interesting to see what will happen to this group in a few years.

  • Yea I love seeing the kids going all out trying to ride over that ledge

  • Great video. Its so good to see the kids smiling and getting the chance to be kids – and touching to see someone just seeing a need for it and going ahead and doing something about it. I wish him all the best for the school.

  • What a wonderful story…hopefully things work out for Oliver and he can continue to bring that kind of inspiration (skating) to more children.

  • Eakins or his circle of friends during Eakins’s lifetime.

  • great initiative, really impressive, I hope it keeps going !

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  • Bammadaft

    I’m the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…





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