#paperskates brings joy to Myanmar (former Burma)

Only a few days after our UK Instagram campaign for ‘Keep Skateistan Rolling’, #paperskates kicked off, we received the most inspiring email from Bella.

Bella is a schoolteacher working in Yangon, Myanmar who has been following Skateistan for some time. She decided to take the paperskates into the classroom and shared with the children what Skateistan is all about.

Contest: Design a Paper Skate!

Create a Skateistan Paper Skate

To raise awareness of the international 'Keep Skateistan Rolling' fundraising initiative, we invite all budding photographers, artists, designers, illustrators to join us in spreading the word about Skateistan by customizing your very own paper-skate deck model, with prizes for the best entries.​

To join in the fun, all that we ask is that you take a picture of your paper-skate creation at a cool location and either upload it to our Instagram feed @Skateistan and remember to put #paperskates on it, or email it directly to us at