CWB returns to Haiti, this time to work with Terre des Hommes. The project focused on workshops and collaborative performances with local youth in Grand Goave and Les Cayes.
Since Sept 4th Clowns Without Borders USA has been in the field working with Terre des Hommes, a child protection organization based in Port au Prince, Haiti and with field posts in Grand Goave (the epicenter of the January earthquake) and Les Cayes. We’ve been invited to do “a training of the teachers” work in clown, acrobatics, juggling and psychosocial support as it relates to play. For two weeks we’ve taught workshops in the mornings to child educators and then each afternoon we’ve worked with a group of 20 children, developing circus routines and playing games. The children we’ve been teaching have been featured guests in each of our performances.
This is one of 5 trips to Haiti in 2010. CWB-USA President Tim Cunningham explains more in his letter regarding our efforts in response to the devastating earthquake in January 2010, which you can read here.
Volunteer Artists: Tim Cunningham, Jan Damm, Selena McMahan and Anna Zastrow
Partner Organization: Terre des Hommes
Samantha Lee and her documentary film team joined this project. Learn more about her work.