Skateistan

January 26, 2009

I was trying to think of how to include this so that it made sense with the topic of this blog. Then I realized that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disability, too.

The New York Times reports on an Australian skateboarder who found his calling in Kabul, Afghanistan teaching kids there to skate.

Play is a powerful thing. It equalizes social classes and genders, it gives people a release from stress and provides something to look forward to. Kids who are skating aren’t joining gangs or militias.

Click more for video:

New York Times video Sorry, I can’t embed it.

Time/CNN report

The power of play.

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