Quick quiz: What did the first ever SMS say in 1992?
“Skateboarding is now the largest female sport in Afghanistan. The key is the power of sharing something you love and, with persistence, it can grow into something quite unexpected and truly amazing.” – Oliver Percovich, Founder, Skateistan
Still one of the most popular projects on the Atlas (it fills us – and so many others – with joy), Skateistan started as an Afghan NGO providing skateboarding and education for youth empowerment. Flip forward a decade and it’s a worldwide phenomenon – using the power of skate to liberate in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa.