Skatistan: Those Skater Punks You Knew in School Are Using Their Boards for Something Way Better Now (Video)

Rachel and Bill are still skater kids at heart. Their new video, “More Strong: Skateboarding in Cambodia,” shows why that’s a good thing.

Kids skate through Buddhist pagoda in Cambodia, as part of the Skatistan program. (Screenshot/More Strong: Skateboarding in Cambodia)

Kids skate through Buddhist pagoda in Cambodia, as part of the Skatistan program. (Screenshot/More Strong: Skateboarding in Cambodia)

“In July 2014, Bill Bycroft and Rachel Turner travelled from New Zealand to Phnom Penh to meet the Skateistan Cambodia team. The couple share a passion for skateboarding, traveling and filmmaking, and were inspired to see skateboarding have such a positive impact on kids.
Skateboarding is only just emerging as a sport in Cambodia, and the film demonstrates how it can be used it as tool for self-empowerment, access to education, and creating better futures. Each week Skateistan Cambodia works with over 150 marginalized youth in the city of Phnom Penh.

What the kids say:

“Skatistan helped me have more confidence, it motivates me, makes my body stronger.”

“Because of Skatistan, now my life looks brighter.”

A note from Bill and Rachel:

We believe that Skateistan is a unique and worthwhile cause and want more people to know about it, and support it. The short time we had at Skateistan made a real impression on us. It was inspiring to see the positive effect that skateboarding is having on the kids who are part of the program. The staff working there are proof that skateboarding changes lives.

Support education and skateboarding for youth in Cambodia! kh.skateistan.org/donate

Source: Skatistan/Vimeo

 

 

 

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