Laughter in South Africa
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.
My web-site: http://moveandlaugh.wordpress.com/
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.
Delivering Life Skill Program South Afri
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LocationZisize Educational Trust Ingwavuma,
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