Oliver Percovich is the founder of a non-profit organization called Skateistan.
Skateistan uses skateboarding and education for youth empowerment.
Since 2007 Ollie has been using his skateboard to break down social, economic, racial, and gender barriers in Afghanistan, Cambodia & South Africa.
I first heard about Ollie and his cause while listening to an episode of Jamie Thomas's podcast Thrill of it All.
It wasn't the fact that Ollie had created an award-winning NGO that captured my attention but rather his persistence to pursue what many would say is impossible.
So I tracked him down to hear the account first hand and ask a few hard questions.
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