Skateistan launch “Give Her Five”

Skateistan launch “Give Her Five”

Skateistan, the non-profit organisation which uses skateboarding and education for youth empowerment have unveiled a new fundraising campaign, “Give Her Five”. The campaign highlights the positive impact Skateistan is having on the lives of girls in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa. It launched with an inspiring animation called “Her Story” about an Afghan girl empowered by skateboarding and education.

From December 5th, Skateistan is asking the public to Give Her Five by donating $5 in a bid to raise $100,000 by December 31st. Skateistan believes girls have an equal right to be safe, play sport, go to school, have confidence and become leaders. 50% of their students are girls. At their Skate Schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and South Africa, girls are skateboarding and learning together in much-needed safe spaces. Since 2009, skateboarding has proven to be a powerful tool for girls to access education, with Afghanistan being home to the highest percentage of female skateboarders in the world.

“Her Story” was created by Berlin-based illustrator Maria Giemza and animator Dominik Grejc, who specialize in all things moving imagery – from art direction to illustration and animation. With the help of a few animator friends and musical assistance/sound design by L.A. based studio, White Noise Lab.

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