What happens when you teach a street child to skateboard? Instantaneously, you see joy, curiosity, and inspiration. As they become more involved, you see increasing levels of energy, confidence, positive risk-taking behaviors, creativity, self-expression, companionship, and so much more. When you teach a street child to skateboard, behind their big smiles, you see hope and enormous potential.
Currently 600,000 children live and work on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh. They are physically, mentally, and emotionally mistreated by mainstream society. The current services that are being offered by existing NGOs in Bangladesh are very basic and most schools will not grant them admission because they are “working children”. BSKA is “reaching the unreachable” by offering children that are at-risk of never attending school more creative opportunities that will help nurture their desire to learn. Outlets provided by BSKA such as skateboarding, art, and music give the children we serve the confidence to overcome life's obstacles, unleash their latent dreams, and realize their potential.
We are a nonprofit organization focused on providing educational, sports, and creative arts opportunities for the marginalized children of Bangladesh.
Whether you are a teacher, skateboarder, artist, musician, environmentalist, media professional, Yoga instructor, or just an awesome human being, BSKA has a place for you to get involved and inspire the youth and communities we serve!
Whether you help through skateboarding equipment or monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.