Caption: An Afghan girl practices skateboarding in a park in Kabul, Afghanistan., Credit: Photo courtesy of Associated Press.
Image by: Photo courtesy of Associated Press. 
An Afghan girl practices skateboarding in a park in Kabul, Afghanistan. 

War News Radio: Skateistan

From: War News Radio
Length: 06:34

From Piecing it Together (August 7, 2009): War News Radio reports on a charity skateboarding program in Afghanistan that is working to teach skateboarding skills and restore hope among Afghan children. Read the full description.

Getbinary_small The prospects for youth in Afghanistan at times seem particularly bleak. Almost half of Afghan youth don't attend school and those who do only do so for a few hours a day and are taught by underqualified teachers. But in Kabul a very unconventional charity is trying to brighten the future of Afghan children. Kyle Goeckner-Wald brings us more on Skateistan, a program that teaches both skateboarding and life-skills to the next generation of Afghans. This piece was featured in Piecing it Together on August 7, 2009.

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The prospects for youth in Afghanistan at times seem particularly bleak. Almost half of Afghan youth don't attend school and those who do only do so for a few hours a day and are taught by underqualified teachers. But in Kabul a very unconventional charity is trying to brighten the future of Afghan children. Kyle Goeckner-Wald brings us more on Skateistan, a program that teaches both skateboarding and life-skills to the next generation of Afghans. This piece was featured in Piecing it Together on August 7, 2009.

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