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Meet the skater girls of Afghanista

BY LARISA EPATKO  November 12, 2014 at 9:16 AM EST

Skateistan youth leader Madina Khsrawy teaches another girl how to skateboard. Photo courtesy of Skateistan

When Madina Khsrawy was 13, she saw some boys skateboarding and asked them where she could learn.

It’s not an unusual pastime — unless you live in Afghanistan, and you’re a girl.

They took her to a program called Skateistan, a nonprofit that teaches skateboarding to children in Afghanistan to segue into an education program.

see more:  http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/meet-the-skater-girls-of-afghanistan