Tragic loss of Skateistan youth

11.09.2012 News

Nawab, aged 17.

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 children confirmed to have passed away, four of them were students, volunteers and youth leaders at Skateistan.

Skateistan has posted a moving tribute to these children and has set up an emergency fund to provide assistance to Skateistan students and their families in times of need. Donations can be made here. Please give generously.