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Alice’s Journal:Friday September 15th

Home again home again, jiggity jig. Well, not my home, but a home. We are back in Johannesburg, having finished our first expedition. This past week was very eventful, playful, exhausting and rewarding. Most days, I couldn’t wait to perform … Continue reading

Alice’s Journal: Aug 31st

On Monday we return for another week with the Gogos, the OVCs and performing in the townships. I’m so grateful to be with these amazing clowns, giving laughter to beautiful people…

Jamie’s Journal: Aug 31st.

As I sit on the back veranda of Helen Smetherham’s cottage, spotted dairy cows peacefully graze before me while birds chirp on this serene spring morning in the foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains in KwaZulu-Natal. Helen is the widow of … Continue reading

Jamie’s Journal: Aug 26th.

We are back in South Africa having just completed our first week of teaching and performing in the rural hills of Ufafa, KwaZulu/Natal.

Jamie’s Journal: May 27th

We have finally made it back to Pigg’s Peak where it all started 18 days ago.

Sarah’s Journal:Sunday, May 21, 2006

On this day off, I guess we have taken a simpler path in providing emotional and physical support to those who need it most. Just a friendly visit and some good food to warm the body and the soul.

Jamie’s Journal: May 20th

Beyond the routine of the shows and rehearsals, a lot of our time is spent developing group dynamics, teaching clown technique and stagecraft, and managing the logistics of feeding and organizing 8 performers.

Matt’s Journal, May 17th

Every little kid we walk past - on stilts or in a clown nose or with a simple magic trick - just laughs and screams until we leave. The shows for hundreds or thousands of them should be a blast...

Sarah’s Journal, May 16, 2006

Hello from Swaziland! We are on the road now, performing 2-3 shows a day at elementary schools and orphanages. It’s mad and hard and hilarious...

Itinerary: Sudan 2006

Our itinerary for this journey, as well as a description of our workshops.

Reflection on Project Njabulo

Overall, the expedition was a resounding success. An unprecedented number of children were affected by the site interventions ...

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January 11th
On January 11, with the support of the San Juan Ostancalco office of woman, children and human rights, we performed for two schools in a very poor hillside barrio of that town. At the first school, Communtaria Los Lopez, we had 450 kids and 50 adults absolutely in stitches. At the Escuela Comunitaria Los Romero, we had to walk in a few hundre meters because of a bridge that been was

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January 8th and 9th
Clowns Without Borders Borders visited two isolated and very poor coffee Fincas. Lots of hours bouncing around in the back of a jeep.
January 8th we went to Finca La Candelaria above the pueblo of Pochuta. We were down in the hot lowlands at the beginning ot the hills. About 250 people packed around a concrete slab. They laughed like hyenas and we played for almost two hours,

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January 7th
Clowns Without Borders USA is now performing in Guatemala. This trip was launched with the idea of bringing smiles to children and adults in the communities most effected by torrential rains and mudslides caused by Hurricane Stan in October, 2005. Over 1000 people were killed in Guatemala, mostly by tremendous mudslides that drowned houses and whole villages. Rebuilding and replanti