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.
This 10-day programme works with 20 guardians each morning and their 20 children in the afternoon with a beautiful closing ceremony called Family Day. Many of the children are orphans due to AIDS as we are in an area where HIV-prevalence is close to 40% of adults. For the next 2 weeks, they will be telling stories, playing games, and increasing their awareness of the present moment during the workshop sessions and at home.
It is our hope that this program will initiate ongoing support groups for the guardians and expand NOAH's capacity to provide emotional support to their community. We are really grateful for the support from the National Lottery Distribution Fund to make this work possible.
Stay tuned for updates!