Clowns Without Borders South Africa

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is a registered Non Profit Organisation in South Africa (NPO Registration Number 057-149). We are also a member of the Clowns Without Borders International federation.

Our Vision:

Children being children again.

Our Mission:

Clowns Without Borders enables children and families to play, laugh, and create through the arts.

Our Values:

We strive to build relationships based on trust and respect, and a sense of playfulness and creativity.

Our Target:

Community based organisations that provide support to children and families affected by crisis.

Our Beneficiaries:

Children and families

Our Core Principle:

Clowns Without Borders uses arts based interventions to provide psychosocial support to children and families affected by crisis

Our Objectives:

a)      The organisation’s main objectives are to:

  • Improve the psychosocial wellbeing of children and communities affected by crisis in Africa and around the world through humour and laughter.
  • Raise the awareness domestically and internationally about conditions encountered in areas of crisis.
  • Provide professional development and empowerment opportunities to local artists to create self-supporting and sustainable community structures.
  • Maintain a spirit of creativity, play, humour, joy, peace, compassion, and loving kindness in all our endeavours.

b)     The organisation’s secondary objectives will be to:

  • Target the most vulnerable children and communities, not only children orphaned by HIV/AIDS, violence, and poverty but all affected.
  • Support and encourage existing community based organizations that provide support to children and their caregivers.
  • Collaborate with cultural and social organizations on the community, regional, national, and international level.
  • Deepen our understanding of the capacity of laughter and theatre arts education to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of affected children and caregivers.
  • Provide positive reinforcement of social values that promote peace, diversity, gender and racial equality, and cultural identity.
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