Skateistan is possibly the most surprising NGO to come out of the war on terror.
The facility, sitting on the southeast corner of Kabul next to Ghazi Stadium, is essentially a giant bunker, with a domed roof that’s painted in the Afghan black, red and green.
Inside there are a few classrooms, a kitchen and meeting area, some offices and a cavernous hall, where skate ramps, kickers and rails are usually peppered with Afghan boys and girls of all ages wearing an amusing mix of Afghan garb and skate gear, and a few Aussie and international adult skaters with a heightened sense of civic duty giving tips in freshly-minted Dari.
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