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Remarkable international journeys

Young Foundation members have the opportunity of taking part in powerful theatre experiences world-wide.

These have included:

  • India, 2002: two members accompanied adults creating a circus show with children who survived the Gujarat earthquake in India.
  • Kosovo, 2003: two members accompanied a professional company performing in front of a crowd of 7,000 in Skenderai, Kosovo, celebrating the end of the civil war there.
  • Sierra Leone, 2006: three members accompanied international volunteers as they staged a spectacular fire-performance with amputees from the civil war, in Rokel, one of the epicentres of the fighting.
  • Haiti, 2006: two members taught circus skills to adult Haitian artists from Caravane de la Paix a pro-peace arts company who reached 1 million Haitians 2006-7.
  • Somalia, 2010-11: two members are due to visit Somalia to teach "poi" circus skills to Muslim girls unable to learn other skills because of cultural sensibilities