Haiti

Project Haiti November 2014

CWB returns to Haiti in November of 2014….stay tuned for more info.

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Project Haiti March 2013

  Project Haiti March 2013! CWB partnership with TDH-Terre des Hommes Selena, Lucho and Leah  returned to partner with our friends at Terre des Hommes.  Here are the on-the-road updates, stories and photos from that project starting with a pre-tour word from Selena McMahan: “CWB will be partnering with TDH-Terre des Hommes in Grand Goave […]

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Project Haiti November 2011

Project Haiti November 2011. CWB Partnership with War Child Canada A Pre-Project : October 29-Nov 13, 2011 The clowns will first perform with WCC camps in Jacmel, and then return to Port au Prince for concentrated teacher training workshops with youth leaders that work with the children War Child serves. The clowns will also be […]

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Project Haiti May/June 2011

CWB has completed a most wonderful collaboration with Terre Des Hommes this spring!

We offered a 5 week training in Les Cayes and Grand Goave, bringing in 7 artists! We collaborated with Terre des Hommes for the second time, building on a project started in September 2010. Our volunteer artists taught (and played with) the same group of community leaders and children to continue the training in circus skills, physical comedy and the psycho-social relief.

Scrolling down this page you will find:
Project Description and Goals
Photos
Journals.

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Project Haiti Tour V

image7CWB USA and PSF Spain are working together again with Plan International. Kristi Hughes, Michael Oneill and Erin Crites will join Spanish clown, Pedro Izquierda to perform and provide workshops for children in Jacmel and Croix des Bouquets, Haiti.

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Project Haiti Tour IV 2010

dancing1 This October, three CWB volunteers will go to Haiti to visit temporary camps run by the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Port-au-Prince.

During the project, the clowns will hold 8-12 performances reaching 4,000-5,000 children and the broader community, a number of circus/theatre workshops with children and hold two half day training sessions for IRC educators in teaching circus and theatre games to build capacity for play activities to continue throughout the year.

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Project Haiti Tour III 2010

azjansillyface1 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.

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Project Haiti Tour II 2010

kidclown3 In 2010 we were planning four projects in Haiti. These projects would have focused on performances for large and small audiences, workshops for street children in and around Port Au Prince, peer educators who go into their own communities to bring awareness to HIV and AIDS and local performing artists with hopes for empowering Haitians through physical theatre, clown and social circus. After the earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, our focus shifted. We are now working with our international partners and local NGOs working in Haiti to bring small moments of relief to those affected by the trauma of the earthquakes.

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Project Haiti Tour I 2010

haiti map with Dave and David Following the aftermath of the earthquakes of January 12, 2010, Clowns Without Borders international was approached by many organizations working on relief efforts in Haiti. Payasos Sin Fronteras (CWB-Spain) and Clowns San Frontieres (CWB-Canada) immediately sent groups to Haiti in mid-February. In March CWB USA in collaboration with PSF, Plan International, Handicap International and SOS Villages, sent two teams of artists to the work with children and adults whose lives have been devastated by the earthquakes.

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Haiti Earthquake response

housesonmedian_small A massive, 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near the capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, January 12th. The area has since felt many aftershocks making the effects of this disaster hard to fathom. We are doing our best to keep informed and provide assistance as needed. While smiles and laughter are important, at the moment medical aid, shelter, food and water take utmost priority. We hope that with your support we can raise awareness about the gravity of this disaster and mobilize people to support emergency relief efforts. After the earthquakes that devastated Haiti on January 12, 2010, our focus shifted. We are now working with our international partners and local NGOs working in Haiti to bring small moments of relief to those affected by the trauma of the earthquakes.

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