Skateboarding in Afghanistan

I came across this article in the New York Times. I think it is amazing to see how a sport so popular in the US is affecting another country’s youth, culture and even young girls.

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Oliver Percovich, 34-year-old from Melbourne, Australia, plans to open Afghanistan’s first skateboarding school, Skateistan, this spring. He sees sport as a way to woo students into after-school activities like English and computer classes, which are otherwise reserved for the elite… More

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