Clowns Without Borders South Africa is a nonprofit artist-led humanitarian organisation that uses theatre performance and arts education to provide psychosocial support to children and families affected by crisis. Founded in 2004, we have performed for over 375,000 beneficiaries in South Africa and throughout the world. Believing strongly in increasing access to the arts for marginalised and disadvantaged communities, our performances are offered for FREE to our audiences and are typically performed in schools and community centres. We also raise awareness through performance and arts education about important issues such as HIV/AIDS, gender based violence, child abuse prevention, and children’s rights. Our motto is “children being children again.”
Workshops and Services
Performances: Send in the clowns! Using nonverbal physical comedy, music, storytelling, and dance, our performances are both entertaining and education for large numbers of children and adults throughout the world. We creating an atmosphere of celebration and joy in communities affected by violence, disease, natural disasters, and poverty.
Workshops: Clowns Without Borders offers workshops for children and youth on integrating playful and interactive arts-based activities within school curriculum and life skills orientation. We aso provide skills training to teachers, community workers, and other service providers using our Clowns Without Borders Toolbox, which can be tailored to address issues such as HIV prevention, financial literacy, and parenting.
Storytelling: Clowns Without Borders offers uses autobiographical and traditional storytelling as a tool for intergenerational connection and youth empowerment in secondary and high schools as well as with community based organisations. For more information see www.cwbsa.org/osys
Parenting programmes: Our parenting programmes provide ongoing support to vulnerable children and families. We combine the creative arts and experiential training with evidence-based research to improve parent-child relationships and reduce violence against children. www.cwbsa.org/familyprogrammes
Lindokuhle Lulama Ngcobo (Managing Director)
072 128 7984
031 368 1912
General Contact Details:
45 Maritime Place,
PO Box 18810,