Våben mod Taleban – skateboards!

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Nu må vi bare håbe på, et Taleban ikke erklærer skateboarding haram, lige som de gør med røde roser. Men skateboard så længe i har lov til det!.

Go for it, kiddoes!!!

Go for it, kiddoes!!!

A kiss to all sisters in Afghanistan!

A kiss to all sisters in Afghanistan!

Afghani women – Here’s a flower for all of you!

Da Oliver Percovich første gang skatede i Kabuls gader, prøvede børnene at hive hans skateboard væk under fødderne på ham.

»De var fuldstændigt ustoppelige. Ligegyldigt hvor man tog hen, blev man omringet af børn«, fortæller han politiken.dk over en skrattende mobiltelefon.

Hvorfor skateboarding
»Så tænkte jeg, at der måtte være en måde, man kunne bruge det til noget, dette sportsudstyr, som interesserede børnene så meget«.

Og det var der. Australske Oliver Percovich, der selv er tidligere professionel skater, iværksatte projektet Skateistan, som han er leder for.

Et projekt, der skal lære afghanske børn at køre på skateboard. Og hvorfor egentlig det?

»Det handler om, at børnene skal have det sjovt. Når de har det sjovt, der er en masse andre ting, der åbner sig op for dem«, fortæller han.

Mere om projektet, som jeg iøvrigt synes er en rigtig god idé, nedenfor…


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Vigtigt at være børn og lege
Danske Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp er tilknyttet som frivillig til skate-projektet, som han opdagede, da han boede i Kabul i forbindelse med sit arbejde som politisk rådgiver.

For ham var projektet især interessant set i lyset af manglen på fritidsaktiviteter for børn og unge i et land som Afghanistan.

»De bliver voksne alt for hurtigt. Når man ser dem på deres skateboards, køre ind og ud og skubbe til hinanden, så går det op for en, at selv om Afghanistan mangler helt vildt mange andre ting lige nu, som skolebøger og lignende, så skal børn have huller, hvor de kan være børn og lege, hvis de skal klædes på til at være en del af Afghanistans fremtid«, siger Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp.

Han er tovholder på en event, der skal medvirke til at rejse penge til Skateistan og projektet med den indendørs hal. Det afholdes i København 12. marts i samarbejde med Copenhagen Skatepark.

Arrival of 1 ton of skateboards from Germany

A huge thank you to all of you who donated skateboarding equipment that was collected at the Essen fundraiser and all Titus skateboard shops all over Germany over the last 2 months. We have received 71 packages here through the fantastic people at DHL. Although the Afghan post office got hold of it all and we had to pay quite a bit to release it, we now have enough equipment to run at least two skate parks. A massive thank you to all that donated and a special thank you to Titus, Horsefeathers, Irie Daily and the sister of the skateboarder that died who has left us 2 very special set-ups that are being used by our awesome instructors Mirwais and Shams.

Building of skatepark

We are a little behind in our plans as far as building a skatepark is concerned, however not because of a lack of effort. We simply need a little more money to make it happen. So if you are able to support us with even $5 that helps us. Ways to assist us are listed here. We are now able to receive tax-deductible donations in the US, so if you live in the US or know someone that does, please help kick start the donations from over there. In the last year we have received only enough to run our internet for a month from the US so it would be very exciting to get some more support for Afghan skaters from the US. Australia has started to wake up, but still no help from my own government. I live in hope! Well done to the people of Norway and Germany for being so generous and keeping the dream here alive.

Skating possibilities in winter

Skateboarding is getting harder for us with the temperatures dropping, however we are still skating the fountain in Macrorayan and at the KUFA orphanage where we have left 5 skateboards for the kids to use in their spare time.

We have also found a doughnut shaped moat under the Massoud roundabout in Macrorayan that is very skateable. Mirwais our star student has dropped in on it so far in the small area that isn’t underwater yet.  The police located on the roundabout as well as phone card sellers and curious bystanders all come to watch the action whenever we skate there. We haven’t been asked to move on yet so I think they like us.

ISPO sports trade fair in Munich, Germany

Max Henninger, Titus Dittman and myself will be in Munich between the 1-4 th of February representing Skateistan and to receive the award we won in for best sports initiative in the social awareness category. If you are in Munich come and visit us at the ISPO Skateistand and we would be more than happy to talk to you about life in Kabul and our exciting progress with Skateistan. We have just finalised our ISPO and Bright booklet. Many, many thanks to our super cool designer Alex who has worked extremely hard to produce yet another Skateistan design masterpiece. All people behind Skateistan are volunteers so that every cent you donate goes to running Skateistan on the ground in Kabul. We are all working hard to make skateboarding in Afghanistan part of the solution of building trust and peace in this part of the world.

All the very best from Kabul,

Oliver Percovich

2 kommentarer

  1. Det er dejligt, der er personer der syntes børn skal have lov til at være børn og lege, det syntes jeg er godt.
    Bestræmmende bliver det dog, når jeg vender blikket hjem til Danmark og må konstatere, at småpiger ned til 6 årsalderen får frarøvet sin legende befriende barndom, fordi de skal have kønsdiskriminerende udfoldelses hæmmende og sex-reklame symbolet hovedaffaldssækken klistret på deres små barne hoveder, hvor afskyeligt børnemishandlende.
    Disse småpiger kan så både i Afghanistan OG Danmark bare fromt og handlingslammede stå tilbage og efterleve de goooode humane kræfter der fastholder dem i deres medfødte islamiske helvede, for tolerante skal de hellige børnemishandlere de selvgoooode idioter jo være, så skide være med de mishandlede småpiger, istedet for at befrie dem ved lov for deres tørklædefængsler.
    Modstandere af tørklædefængsling af KUN pigebørn indtil de er 18 år, er modbydelige kvindefjendske børnemishandlere.
    Møder du en tørklædevogter, så stil spørgsmålet om dette også gælder umyndige pigebørn og hvis idioten svarer ja, så udtryk din væmmelse over denne børnemishandler og vend ryggen til uhyret!!!
    At putte mennesker i affaldssække er uhørt modbydeligt, selvom det KUN er en kvinde/barn det går ud over.
    Føj for iSLAM og dens modbydeligheder.
    For allah i helvede da! noget svineri….

  2. Li: Tjah – sevfølgeligt har du ret. Men man har vel alligevel lov at drømme…

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