A non-profit organisation that aims to empower children and youth from all backgrounds in a safe space and to provide them with access to education, using skateboarding to engage youth, break down social barriers and develop leadership skills.

Impact indicators


  • In 2016, 1,870 children attended Skateistan globally; of these, 1,593 were from low-income backgrounds and 51% girls. 
  • Classes were regularly run for more than 181 children living with a disability. 
  • 93 students graduated from the Back-to-School programme in Afghanistan in 2016. 



  • 100 Back-To-School students were registered in March 2015; 93% completed the second grade exam or higher.


Oliver Percovich.
Champion of Learning through Play Award, Ashoka and Lego Foundation (2014). UNICEF Sport for Education Award, Beyond Sport (2013). Golden Dove of Peace, United Nations (2009).