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Skateboarding can be empowering

 IPS 09 December 2019

Skateboarding is changing lives in Cambodia. Due to its conflict-ridden past, the country has hundreds of thousands of children on the streets fending for themselves or working to supplement the family income. There are an estimated 10,000 working children in the capital, Phnom Penh, alone and half of them are girls. Now, a non-profit organisation called Skateistan is holding classes for youngsters, using skateboarding to break down class and gender barriers and to push kids into staying in school and not to touch drugs. (878 Words) - By Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau

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Something as simple as skateboarding is lifting the lives of many Cambodian youth.  Photo: Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau/IPS

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