OK, not only for girls. But 40% of the students are female, which is pretty amazing in Afghanistan:
From Messy Nessy:
War, Taliban, violations of human rights: unfortunately these are the things most associated with Afghanistan today. And yet in a society that has no place for them, 70% of the population of this country is made up of children.
Enter Australian skater Oliver Percovich, who first visited Afghanistan in 2007 with three skateboards in tow. It didn’t take long before he was surrounded by children eager to learn how to skate and his mission became clear. Since then, Olly has permanently relocated to Kabul and dedicated his life with his team to creating Skateistan, a non-profit NGO and full-functioning school where children can not only come to learn in a brand new skatepark facility, but in classrooms where they can choose to explore anything from creative arts to environmental health topics.
Here is a trailer for a documentary about Skateistan:
And for anyone who might be tempted by the delusional idea that the US-led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan has somehow been good for women or girls in that country, please see what I wrote about this in 2010. I doubt much has changed in this arena since then.