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Skateboarding has often been said to be a force for good and this video about the Skateistan project in Kabul, Afghanistan shows just how it can make a difference in a country struggling with the effects of war and poverty.
If you’ve ever thought life is tough trying to get skating here in the UK then watching this video might change your perspective a bit!
If you haven’t heard of Skateistan before then you should go check out the website at http://skateistan.org, they are actually fundraising to add a small outdoor skatepark in Kabul, so please consider donating something to this project. They’re only looking to raise $5000 and at the moment are just over halfway there, let’s help push this a bit further and make this outdoor park happen for them!
You can donate here: http://www.crowdrise.com/DIYSkateparkKabul/fundraiser/skateistan
You can also buy Skateistan products such as a special Fallen shoe and hat, TSG helmets and T-shirts and hoodies, so consider buying something through the Skateistan shop to help support the project.