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15 Mar 2019

BillyXClub for Skateistan: Let’s make a bigger impact together

The streets, that’s where BillyXClub wants to be. Back to that gut feeling where it all started: skateboarding while the sun is setting, scraped knees from a bold leap into the unknown.. Best feeling ever! But let’s not dwell on the past: we keep looking forward. Today we want to make a difference, one that impacts tomorrow. We want to send good vibes for someone who’s in need of a little push.

 

Skateistan: free education and skateboarding classes for children from 5 tot 17y/o

And that’s how we found Skateistan, the first international development programme that combines education with skateboarding. Children from 5 to 17 years old from all economic, ethnic or religious background can enjoy these programmes, all for free! What started with one man and a skateboard in Afghanistan, now connects thousands of children in Cambodja and South-Africa as well.

Some facts:

 

  • Skateistan students: over 2.500!
  • 50% of all Skateistan skaters are girls, yay!
  • 84% of the children come from poor families
  • Skateistan represents more than 20 ethnicities and nationalities!

 

A beautiful project that gives a lot, but also one that requires a lot of work and organisations. The streets in Kabul aren’t as safe as in Antwerp or even Brussels. The skate parks are under supervision of security guards and the kids are always brought home safely.

 

Buy BillyXClub, support Skateistan

Skateistan engages youngsters and builds a community that gives the students a passion, but also a way out of poverty and criminality. This we can only cheer on, as every child should have equal rights to learn, play and hours of having fun.

That’s why BillyXClub donates 15% of all online purchases to Skateistan. Because together we make a difference.

Read enough and now you want to support Skateistan too? Then take a look at our fragrances, trust your gut, pick your favourite and get it to your door. Easy as that! 

Xoxo BillyXClub

More information on www.skateistan.org

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