ABOUT THE PROJECT
What is it about?
Skateistan is an international award-winning NGO, created in 2007 in Afghanistan. Its mission is to empower children and youth through skateboarding and education.
They are operating in Germany, South Africa and Cambodia. Since 2018, they are disseminating their knowledge and knowhow with others through the Goodpush Alliance.
Creation date: 2007
Country of origin: AFGHANISTAN
Staff: 107 people
Impact since 2007
of girls in their programs
into public school
Skateistan has a sustainable business model. It relies on grants and donations from various sources to sustain itself while exploring self-generating revenues to complete their budget.
A few links you should check out:
Skateistan’s Youtube channel (2.77K subscribers)
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Rhianon is a Canadian Berliner, who always had an interest in social justice, volunteering in social organizations since age 14. She is also a passionate skateboarder. Skateboarding has been her guiding passion throughout her life, connecting her with new people all around the world.
She became part of Skateistan's core team. Wanting to empower others to do the same, she has played a key role in creating and growing the Goodpush Alliance.
Background & awards
Over 15 years of experience in communications
Over 10 years in international development
Studies in Journalism, Political Science, and Humanitarian Studies
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
In our Discovery program you will learn in details about:
Skateistan (Vision, Story, KPI's, Impact, Business model)
Rhianon's entrepreneurial path & mindset (First steps, Main learnings, Pivots)
The Good Push Alliance's partnership proposal (Long term vision, Collaboration terms, partner's profile, etc.)
What it means to replicate the same concept (Daily life, Possible business models, Necessary skills)