It was our team rider Renton Millar who introduced us to this fantastic project. Skateistan was founded by his Aussie compatriot Oliver Percovich, in 2007, and provides skateboard schools as well as skate parks in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa. The initiative aims to empower children and youth through skateboarding and education.
Skate-Aid supports kids in areas of conflict and deprivation by bringing skateboarding to their communities. In times of adversity, skateboarding provides unity, equality and a stable social environment. It enables kids to grow their self-confidence and self-worth and, most importantly, to enjoy good times.
GORILLA brings more Uga-Uga into everyday life at school. The society’s workshops, apps and tutorials convey the fun of exercise and positive attitude to children and teens, prefer skateboarding, longboarding, breakdance, slackline, Parkour, freestyle Frisbee and more over traditional sports.
What started out as a simple T-shirt worn by BMX pro riders to show support and solidarity for Stephen Murray has developed into something much greater. Stephen has been paralyzed from the neck down since 2007 when he crashed his bike. From the first original T-shirt with the “Stay Strong” print, a growing range of clothing, bike parts and accessories has developed.