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Support The Skateroom (a CO2-Neutral company) in the build of a new skateistan skate school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia10 / 2017
A new Skate School is under construction in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for Skateistan, the non-profit organization empowering children through skateboarding and education. Skateistan has been active in Cambodia since 2012, when it opened the original Skate School in Phnom Penh, and expanded to run programs in Sihanoukville in late 2015. This new location for the Phnom Penh Skate School, which will open early 2018, will better serve the needs of local children in the city and will consist of a skatepark, classrooms and office spaces.
Last year, we collaborated with artist Paul McCarthy to raise 250,000 (USD) through sales of exclusive decks to fund the build of Skateistan’s Skate School in Johannesburg, South Africa. In support of the construction of this new Skateistan Skate School, we will donate 20% of profits from the sales of all Grayson Perry decks and 10% of the profits from the Andy Warhol “Flowers” edition with the aim of raising 34,000 USD to fund the build.
The Skate School is under construction at Factory Phnom Penh, a new creative space in the city. Built in partnership with Building Trust International and architects at AtelierCOLE, it also has input from Skateistan staff and students, as well as the local skate community. New Line Skateparks, who built Skateistan’s skate infrastructure in Johannesburg, will head over to Phnom Penh in November to build the new features for the Skate School and at select Outreach locations.