Clowns Without Borders (CWB – USA) offers joy and laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones and territories in situations of emergency.
Resilience Through Laughter
Clowns Without Borders USA promotes Resilience Through Laughter. We bring levity, contemporary clown/circus-oriented performances and workshops into communities, so that community members can celebrate together and find relief from the tensions that darken their daily lives. We enable the development of resilience through laughter. We offer psychosocial support through play, restorative narrative, and collaborative communication. We seek to raise awareness of affected populations and to promote a spirit of global solidarity.
How We Work
“We miss laughter.” At the heart of each project is collaboration with local stakeholders.
The Life of a CWB Project
Our programs are designed to fit the needs of our community partner.
Learn more about global displacement. This includes free lesson plans for teachers and community leaders.
Where We Work
CWB-USA works around the globe. We work in limitless settings and communities. We go where the roads may not and go the distance to show up, even when no one else does. Sometimes we trek into places where there is only a footpath. We’ve forged rivers, slept under the stars in remote villages with little to no electricity or running water, and transformed the most unusual spaces into a stage where we hold our free performances. Check out the list of countries where we have brought laughter and joy.
Believe in Laughter
Where resources are scarce, make laughter abundant. Clowns Without Borders (CWB-USA) offers joy and laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis, including refugee camps, conflict zones, and territories in situations of emergencies.
Sometimes, laughter is the only medicine.