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Elizabeth van Zwet

Help Elizabeth van Zwet realize dreams and potentials of young people in South Africa.

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It has always been a great passion of mine to make people laugh, to unlock people’s potentials.

It is how I found my way to working with the Scottish charity Hearts&Minds as a Clowndoctor in hospital environments with children with a wide range of needs, to bring relief through laughter.Trauma has a devastating effect on child development. We use the performing arts to encourage communication, interaction and laughter to enhance easier breathing, communication skills, self-esteem and confidence, all leading to positive change in mental health and well-being.

In South Africa, where I traveled with Clowns Without Borders earlier this year, we presented an educational show in schools and villages encouraging dialogues around HIV/Aids and gender based violence. We brought laughter with a serious message to 12,585 children. It is hugely moving and powerful to see children lose themselves in laughter.

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Using the arts as a catalyst for positive change.

Following an invitation from Zisize Educational Trust, in Ingwavuma,South Africa , I have agreed to work with them as a volunteer Life-Skills Educator from Feb. 2016 for three months.

I will facilitate arts based life-skill
programmes through discussion, theater, storytelling, art and clown workshops, mentoring and teacher training workshops.
Life skills education aims to develop thinking
and decision making, benefit mental health and well-being. Empowering young people
to handle lives blighted by HIV/Aids, adolescent pregnancy, abuse, and absence of parental support and promote opportunities for achieving potential.

PovertySwap’s aim is to connect have accepted me as a co-worker and volunteer, providing support and administrative back-up for this trip. Therefore 100% of your donations including gift-aid, will be used directly to help me get to South Africa to deliver my work.

Thank you so much for your care,compassion, love and help.

Event date

01-February-2016 14:00  - 
01-May-2016 11:00

Event type

Delivering Life Skill Program South Afri

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Zisize Educational Trust Ingwavuma,



Good luck, you're an inspiration to to us all.
Donation by Alan
on 31-01-2016
Good luck!
Donation by Alex
on 24-12-2015
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on 07-12-2015
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Amazing work you do. Hairdresser Hothead, Edinburgh
Donation by Hair by Hothead
on 01-12-2015
£10.00 gift aid
Good luck my friend!
Donation by Chiara
on 16-11-2015
£12.50 gift aid
All the best Elizabeth with your invaluable work.
Donation by Vermilion - The Smile Experts
on 09-11-2015
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2 fun days busking at Fort Kinnaird.
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-11-2015
£103.75 gift aid
Get the best out of it and enjoy as much as possible!
Donation by Gabriel
on 05-10-2015
Love what you do... Keep going
Donation by Michael Salmon
on 11-08-2015
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Donation by Anonymous
on 30-04-2015
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Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,000.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £3,000.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £3,417.50

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