January 5th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Skateboard school ramps up Afghan dreams

CNN first visited Skateistan two years ago, after two Australian skateboarders started Afghanistan's first and only skateboarding school in Kabul.

Recently, CNN's Arwa Damon revisted the skate park, where it's grown beyond just skateboarding.

"We're trying to create opportunities for our students, which means we want to educate them through activities we do in the classroom," Deputy Director Max Henninger says.  That includes art classes, English lessons, a girls' journalism course, a disabled class and a critical "Back to School" program to help children from impoverished families enroll or re-enroll into public schools.

Read the full story from CNN's Arwa Damon


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  1. pluppyWeilkiz

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    September 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jasonlee99

    whats wrong with you!!!!!

    March 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jasonlee99

    whats wrong with you!!!!!!1

    March 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bob

    go larry

    March 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. thronn

    this is amazing, cute little gilrs.skate or die

    February 1, 2011 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. jasonlee99

    I THINK THIS PICTURE DOESN'T LOOK REAL. IT LOOKS LIKE ameris' KIDS PLAYIN', NOT AFGHANS..

    January 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. LarryKegel(US Army)

    If they just let those that are good at it!!! Know one would get hurt... My Nephew won the Skateboard Tournament here in Calif.!!! You have to qualify to get into it!!!

    January 8, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  8. tim

    make better ramp lern how to ride be one with the bord

    January 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Will You Please Quit Putting Words Into My Mouth!!!

      January 8, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. LarryKegel(US Army)

    If some type of Sport can help make PEACE I'm 100 Percent For It!!!

    January 6, 2011 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Fishing is a "reel" sport, and a real peaceful once at that. Fish on baby!

      January 15, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  10. framitz

    So the privileged few get special treatment. How is this of any benefit to the country?

    I see this as self serving BS and nothing more.

    January 6, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew Lubin

      I agree with you,framitz. That's exactly what it is!!!

      January 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        And I completely agree with both of you,Andrew and framitz. Thank you.

        January 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MikeC

    Nice to see a little bit of good news.

    January 6, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  12. mcmurdo proud military fiance

    ok guys for once can we leave nato out of this, cant a kid be a kid at least for a little while, at least that is how i view it

    January 5, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LarryKegel(US Army)

    nato is a lot smarter than the UN is!!! At least They are on the winning side...

    January 5, 2011 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      Who says? We didn't win in Vietnam in spite of our vast superiority in firepower nor did we in Korea!

      January 5, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • james

        You said it,Bledsoe!

        January 5, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Gary Johndro

    YABBA-DABBA-DOO!!!

    January 5, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      YABBA-DABBA-DON'T!!! Anything to make NATO look good!

      January 5, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |