We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragedies at Skateistan in Afghanistan. On the morning of Saturday September 8th a suicide attack in Kabul claimed the lives of a number of young Afghans. The bomb was detonated outside of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) HQ, where many of the street working children of Kabul sell trinkets, scarves and chewing gum to help support their families. Of the six young children confirmed to have passed away, four of them were students, volunteers and youth leaders at Skateistan, who were well-loved and well-known faces for the entire team in Kabul.
You can watch the award winning short film about Skateistan and the work they do by clicking here http://www.yourworldview.org.uk/library/skateistan.
Our thoughts are will the family and friends of Khorshid, Parwana, Nawab, Eeza, and Navid, and all the team and worldwide Skateistan family.