LAUNCH A STAKEBOARDING FOR DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Replicate the concept of Skateistan in your country to empower children through skateboarding & education
Low financial visibility [Initial fundings will be most probably needed for you to get started: some replicators then earn a decent living with this type of project, others don't]
Very high degree of autonomy [You will launch an independant skateboarding for development project. You learn from Skateistan’s experience but you’re absolutely independent from them.]
Country of origin: Afghanistan
Areas where the same concept has been replicated: 300+ locations
Area of replication: Anywhere where there is a need and a market potential.
Contract type with the initial team: Affiliation
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Creation date: 2007
Country of origin: AFGHANISTAN
Staff: 107 people
Business model: 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.
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, supporting 65 skate projects at the moment.
Impact since 2007
of girls in their programs
into public school
A few links you should check out:
Skateistan’s Youtube channel (2.77K subscribers)
Launching a skateboarding for development project!
You will learn from the experience of Skateistan and other sport for development projects, to launch your project.
It includes all the tasks related to developing a new business of this type:
Run a market assessment to identify a local need and a market potential
Prototype your service and develop your business plan
Test, learn, fail : pivot as many times as needed to find an impact/market fit
Funding & Financials:
Secure fundings (crowdfunding campaign, grants, etc)
Take responsibility for profit, revenue, cash
Create or find your skatepark
Get equipment (skateboards, shoes, safety gears)
Get trained on child protection and safety
Develop programs besides the skateboarding in itself: arts, youth leadership, education
Communication, Community, PR
Plan and implement online/offline marketing strategy
Network appropriately to be know in the local community (families, sponsors, local supporters, partners) and generate PR opportunities.
Surround yourself with the right founding teams and/or local mentors
In the long term, recruit and manage staff
Passion for sports, education and empowerment
Willingness to work on various different topics in a flexible way
Strong administrative & writing skills to get fundings and deal with local administrative tasks
People skills: very good knowledge of the community you want to work with.
Resilience & commitment to make your project work
THE REPLICATION MODEL
Contract type: affiliation
If you decided to replicate the same concept as Skateistan in your region you'll have the possibility to be part for the GoodPush Alliance which gathers multiple founders of sports for development / skateboarding for development projects. You will have a full degree of independence while still benefiting from Skateistan's experience on various topics (youth leadership, children safety, building community, measuring impact, fundraising, finding a business model etc.)
THE NEXT STEPS
👉 Step 1: Show your interest to replicate the concept of Skateistan by clicking on the button below. You will hear from us within 10 days.
👉 Step 2: Start learning with them and enroll in the Replication Accelerator.
DO YOU want to know more before enrolling?
WATCH FOR FREE THIS MASTERCLASS WITH RHIANON FROM SKATEISTAN
You will learn more about:
Skateistan (Vision, Story, KPI's, Impact)
Their journey & mindset (First steps, Main learnings, Pivots)
Skateistan business model (Current business model, future evolutions)
Their Replication offer - Part 1 (Long term vision, daily life you can expect, partner's profile, etc.)
Get access to the Replication offer - Part 2 in the Discovery Program or the Replication Accelerator!
CLICK ON THE VIDEO, (WAIT FOR THE POP UP) AND SIGN UP!
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