Jubalation | South Sudan
Terre des Hommes –the leading Swiss child relief agency; committed to improving the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project – responding to the need for the further development and promotion of culture, performing arts and entertainment in East-Africa focusing on acrobatics, dance and music.
The CWBSA was a pan-African team. Two artists from the Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project in Kenya, who have worked with CWBSA before, were invited to join the tour. The other two artists were from South Africa and Swaziland. During the project, the team performed shows and did workshops with 35 animators and 182 adolescents in Juba. On the Day of the African Child, the CWBSA team and adolescents performed for their elders and peers at a celebration in UN POC camp.
FEEDBACK FROM BENEFICIARIES & PARTNER
“It is always a pleasure to work with Clowns without Borders SA. The experience has contributed tremendously in skills and confidence. Thank you on behalf of our team for giving us the opportunity. You have an awesome team!” – Field Coordinator, STHP
“Clowns Without Borders brought a very positive contribution to the PSS capacity-building component of Tdh’s PSS program for conflict-affected children in the IDPs of Juba. During their two-week stay, they organized different workshops with animators and adolescents and public performances for children and care-givers in the Child Friendly Spaces (CFS). In the workshops, animators were able to learn “by doing” how to engage adolescents in different type of games and activities meant to support their emotional and physical well-being. The activities conducted by the team positively benefitted the children in the first line, as they are the primary beneficiaries of the project. Children enjoyed a lot participating in the creative and art games of the CWBs. We got very good feedback on this. Besides, children liked the variety of games, songs and play which stimulated their need for movement and entertainment. Activities of course benefitted also the animators in the sense that they enriched their knowledge on PSS by better understanding how through games children activate their copying mechanisms, reinforce their peer-to-peer relationships by reinforcing ties and decrease boundaries and above all, help children to enhance their capacities to cope with the emotional stress of being displaced. The answer is definitely yes [to working with CWBSA again]. We really appreciated the commitment, the professionalism and the smiling and positive attitude of the team. Never tired, even though they endured hardship in the IDPs camps because of the high temperatures, always full of energies to give children everlasting joyful moments. Thank you!” – Child Protection Programme Coordinator, TdH