4

Shows

500

Audience

Summary

In 2009, Clowns Without Borders Sweden went to Rwanda and Burundi, where two Swedish artists carried out workshops for 13 Scouts and Girl Guides, to teach them their methodology. The aim was to help change their attitude and behavior through games. This method is focused primarily on work with HIV / AIDS, but is also useful in many other areas of change, as alcohol / drugs, human rights, gender, etc. The approach is supposed to build self-esteem, cooperation and trust. 13 leaders in the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Rwanda and Burundi were trained. During the period of training, the young leaders worked with about 100-120 children. In addition, the Swedish group performed 5 clown shows for a total of 400 children and adults. There was also collaboration with an acrobatic group in Gisenyi. A great show with dancers, musicians and acrobats from Gisenyi was assembled. The group then conducted a tour of 17 locations (camps and villages) for over 21 000 children and adults.