From the Skateistan site:
Skateistan is Afghanistan’s first dedicated co-educational skateboarding school. The school will engage with the growing numbers of urbanised youth in Kabul through skateboarding and provide new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction and education.
We will initially focus on 60 students from a range of different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Student capacity will be developed in skateboarding, skateboarding instruction, project management, life skills and English.
Our aim is to develop a program that empowers youth to take leadership on issues important to them and build networks that will counter current ethnic barriers.
I loved the idea from the moment I heard of it, mostly due to the fact that I’ve always been of the opinion that the best way to create terrorists is to continuously bomb the fuck out of a 3rd world country. I’m currently redesigning their site for them [still in development] and have set up the above Red Bubble shop to sell t-shirts.
If you do happen to buy a shirt, all proceeds go towards buying new boards and the plan to build a skate park in Kabul.