On 05 April 2013 at our Annual General Meeting, Clowns Without Borders South Africa presented the annual programme and financial report to our management committee, artistic community, and communities partners.
If you were not able to make it, please download a copy of the presentation below.
Peace and laughter,
Join us on 23 November for a benefit for its UBUNTU CLOWN FUN(D) to support new projects for children affected by HIV/AIDS, violence, and poverty.
The Benefit show boasts a not-to-be missed programme:
Storytellers Gcina Mhlophe and Nomusa Xaba
Live music Thulile Zama, Nje and the South Jersey Pom Poms
Calling All Actors, Clowns, Storytellers, Jugglers, Acrobats, Puppeteers, Live Musicians, Dancers, and other Performing Artists:
Clowns Without Borders is holding auditions in Durban, Johannesburg, and Cape Town. We are looking for professional freelance performing artists to join our team in using the arts as a means to improve the lives of vulnerable children and families affected by crisis.
Over the past 6 years, Europcar has been sponsoring Clowns Without Borders South Africa for ground transportation. Without their support, we would never have been able to reach the thousands of children and families who benefit from our work.
We are eternally grateful for their generosity!
The Clowns Without Borders are currently performing for children in the urban slums of Johannesburg – in cooperation with J29 Community Care – and in rural KwaZulu-Natal, in the Creighton area, thanks to funding from the National Arts Council. Although these areas are so different, the clowns are a hit wherever they go – in Riverside Village (Creighton) the laughter of the audience was so loud that the rest of the community was drawn in to join!
Go clowns and keep bringing on the smiles!!
Clowns Without Borders is starting an Injabulo Family Programme today in rural KwaZulu-Natal near Dundee and Newcastle. We are working with Nurturing Orphans of AIDS for Humanity to help AIDS-affected families build strong loving relationships through storytelling, play, and mindfulness.
Clowns Without Borders South Africa is thrilled to welcome to the organisation our new programme manager, Hannah Mangenda. Hannah comes to us after years of experience working in the field of drama and intervention. She is joining the Clowns Without Borders family to help us develop, monitor, and evaluate our many arts-based programmes for affected children and families. She also brings to our organisation her wonderfully playful attitude and immense capacity to connect with people of all walks of life. We are extremely fortunate to have her onboard!
Durban, 15 August 2012 – Clowns Without Borders South Africa (www.cwbsa.org) performed 21 shows for 12,115 children at schools and children’s homes around the Verulam and Waterloo area over the past 2 weeks. As part of Project Imbokodo – “You strike a woman, you strike a stone” – the tour raised awareness about violence against women and children.
Please take a moment to listen to Sibusiso Khambule talk about our latest project as part of the South Africa-France Season 2012!
Thank you to National Arts Council, Institut Francais, and Europcar for making it possible!
Clowns Without Borders South Africa is proud to be partnering with Ikamva Labantu (www.ikamva.org), the South African Department of Social Development, and the Universities of Cape Town and Oxford on a new project - the Sinovuyo Caring Families Project (http://www.cwbsa.org/sinovuyo).
Our aim is to develop and evaluate a parenting programme to reduce the risk of child abuse for childre ages 3 to 8 living in vulnerable families in isiXhosa communities around Cape Town. The Sinovuyo Caring Families Project is a 3-year project:
Check out this recent article by David Masters from Positive News, UK!
We are excited to announce a new programme for AIDS-affected teens in the Umqatsheni area near Underberg. Funded by HIVOS and Europcar, Clowns Without Borders and the Khuphuka Project are piloting a programme focused on psychosocial support and HIV prevention with tens ages 12-15 and their guardians.