We are deeply saddened to hear about the tragedy at Skateistan in Afghanistan. On the morning of Saturday 8 September a suicide attack in Kabul claimed the lives of a number of young Afghans.
The bomb was detonated outside the International Security Assistance Force HQ, where many of the street-working children of Kabul sell trinkets, scarves and chewing gum to help support their families.
Of the six young children confirmed to have died, four of them were students, volunteers and youth leaders at Skateistan, who were well-loved and well-known faces for the entire team in Kabul.
Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Khorshid, Parwana, Nawab, Eeza, and Navid, and all the team and worldwide Skateistan family.
The award-winning short film about Skateistan’s work can be viewed on the CBA Your WorldView website.