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Skateboards help Afghan youth scrape by
Organisation aims to help young Afghans by introducing skateboard culture as means of self-expression.
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2012 14:59

An organisation in Afghanistan is trying to improve the lives of children by providing them with skateboards.

Skateistan, as the group in Afghanistan has called itself, started out four years ago with a few boards and some interested young people. 

The founder has said the goal is not just to teach Afghans new skills, but helping them become part of a wider community.
 
Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

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