Welcome! Siyakwemukela! Welkom! Kamohelo!
Clowns Without Borders South Africa is an artist-led humanitarian organization dedicated to improving the psychosocial condition of children and communities in areas of crisis through laughter and play.
We also seek to raise our society’s awareness of conditions in these areas.
Founded in 2004, Clowns Without Borders South Africa has implemented more than 800 interventions with performances and arts-based workshops for over 375,000 children and families.
Countries where we have worked include South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Israel/Palestine, Lebanon, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Sweden, Lithuania, Ethiopia, and Zimbabwe.
CWB-South Africa maintains a spirit of peace, joy, compassion and loving kindness in all of our endeavors.
Please feel free to browse our website to find out more information about Projects, Partners, Press, and ways you can support our work!
Thank you! Siyabonga! Dankie! Rea Leboha!
The Clowns are gearing up for their next project in Kenya!
Clowns Without Borders South Africa and Clowns Without Borders-USA will be going to Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya.
Established in 1992, Kakuma Refugee Camp is one of the largest in the world currently serving over 179,000 people who have fled wars and violence in neighbouring countries.
Team Tarbaby, a Cape Town-based film collective, is making a documentary about our remarkable Our Story Your Story Inter-Generational Workshops.
We are helping Team Tarbaby raise money for the film, and have ONE WEEK LEFT to raise the remaining funds.
This will be an amazing film will be made about the incredible power of storytelling to connect, build bridges, and heal old wounds.
Clowns Without Borders South Africa (www.cwbsa.org) is looking for vibrant, energetic volunteer Fieldwork Coordinators to support our fieldwork team in running an exciting parenting programme to reduce violence against teens in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.
One word for the Jubalation tour in Juba, South Sudan: Wow!
The tour was intense. It was taxing both emotionally and physically but my energy and willingness to keep going came from the good team spirit amongst my fellow clowns, the supportive Terre des Hommes (TdH) staff members and last, but not least, the undying willingness of our beneficiaries to engage in our activities.
Cape Town, South Africa – Over the last few months working with Our Story Your Story, I have had the wonderful opportunity to get to know so many incredible people. In addition to the amazing people I am working with, the participants – youth, elders, learners, and facilitators – have been vital to my own love of and dedication to the project.
15 April 2015, Durban - It's time to mobilise.
Xenophobic violence has started up again in a big way. People are being killed and chased from their homes. Other's are lining the streets in town with weapons, waiting to defend their businesses and friends.
Week 2 of the Injabulo tour in Ingwavuma was a lovely week. The show is getting better and the children's reactions are always so genuine and honest. This keeps us on our toes and gives us desire to keep pushing the envelope to see their reactions, even the 'boos' because you know they are paying attention and wanting to join in on the fun.