Skateistan Phnom Penh Skate School Launch

February 28, 2018 - skateboarding


Skateistan, a award-winning non-profit classification lenient children and girl by skateboarding and education, launched a new Skate School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Friday, February 23. Over 100 children distinguished alongside special guest from around a world, including skaters Sky Brown, Mimi Knoop, Jim Thiebaud and appropriation partner, The Skateroom.

As shortly as a badge was cut by students to strictly open a Skate School, girls took to a new 500 block scale skatepark to put on a demo for a throng – dropping in from a top ramps and display off new skills they had already schooled on a petrify facilities built by New Line Skateparks. This was followed by a pro movement demo in that 9-year-old Sky Brown wowed a internal children (and her new friends) on a mini ramp. There was also breakdancing, a sorcery show, interactive wall art and a 360-degree inlet experience. It was a enchanting day celebrating a energy of skateboarding and creativity to change a lives of children in Cambodia.

Skateistan initial began using programs in Phnom Penh in 2011 and recently changed to a new location, within a artistic heart of Factory Phnom Penh, to improved accommodate a needs of internal children, in sold girls and children vital with disabilities. 240 children and girl are now partial of a programs (Outreach, Skate and Create and Youth Leadership) in Phnom Penh, of that 53-percent are girls. This new space will capacitate Skateistan to yield skateboarding and educational opportunities to even some-more children in a internal village surrounding a Skate School while stability to work with mixed partner organizations in a city.

Built in partnership with Building Trust International, a new Skate School was saved by The Skateroom by sales of singular book movement decks featuring a design of Grayson Perry and Andy Warhol. The trickery consists of a skatepark, classroom, library, bureau and vast immature space. It was designed by architects during Atelier Cole, with submit from internal Skateistan staff and a movement community. It’s a ideal new space for Skateistan to run their programs, that are upheld by Jochnick Foundation,, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, Swedish Postcode Foundation, CHPO, FYF, Shining Pictures and InMaat Foundation. The skatepark is a initial of a kind in Cambodia and, when not in use by Skateistan students, will be open for a open to enjoy.

This splendid new start for Skateistan in Cambodia sees a non-profit classification serve integrating into a village and providing a protected space for internal children to play and learn for many years to come.
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