Victoria University Alumni Spotlight: Oliver Percovich
May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
VU is proud to host our Alumni Spotlight with Oliver Percovich, Founder and Director of Skateistan in conversation with Sarah Carter, Manager, Australian Aid and Parliament Project at Save the Children Australia. This is a free public event, so bring your friends and family! Registration is crucial to reserve your seat.
The conversation will explore both Oliver and Sarah’s experiences in the not-for-profit space to grow programs for girls’ education globally, sport for development, as well as women in men’s sports. #changeourgame
About Oliver Percovich
Oliver Percovich founded ‘Skateistan’, a grassroots ‘sport for development’ project that was initially based in Kabul. Today, it is an award-winning international NGO with state-of-the-art facilities, 95 staff and full-time programs operating in Afghanistan, Cambodia and South Africa, with plans to move into Syria in the near future.
The unique focus of Skateistan is combining skateboarding with educational outcomes. Each week, more than 2000 children attending the skate schools – 50% of whom are girls. Using skateboarding, the programs attract children currently out of the public school system, and provide safe and learning spaces for girls, children with disabilities and those facing social exclusion.
Based in Berlin, Germany, Oliver is now courted by the United Nations, calls Tony Hawk a friend, and has spoken around the world about education through sport and fighting violence against women.
Monday 27 May 2019
12:00 to 1:30PM
Building C, Room C203
Victoria University – Footscray Park Campus