Group of clowns volunteers conducting clown therapy
Project “Smile to Smile” is implementing by a clowns-volunteers group “SKLAUN”, organised by the LDA Sisak. The “SKLAUN” is gathering clowns-volunteers since October 2008 and is non-stop taking new members.
The purpose of clowns-volunteers is to help people (mostly children) living in disadvantage mental, social and physical surroundings, using laughter and game in the unique way. The clown-therapy is conducted in institutions such as children homes, old people’s homes, organisations working with physical and mental difficulties and similar, and during public manifestations. The clowns-volunteers look and behave as any other clowns. They are wearing clowns’ cloths and shoes; use different equipment and combining different methods and clown techniques – dance, joggling, acrobatics, magic interlaced with science and verbal expression and gesticulation.
During their shows, clowns are tackling different topics interesting for public, such as discrimination, prejudices, conflict resolution, and involvement of disadvantage people.
Project’ objective is to promote non-discrimination, tolerance and breaking down the prejudices by developing volunteerism in local community throughout:
1. Conducting clown therapy in Sisak area in order to help people living in disadvantage physical and mental surrounding
2. Promoting voluntarism and creative usage of free time
Regular volunteers’ meetings for getting into proper physical form, rehearsing techniques and methods and developing sketches.
Shows and promotion of clowns-volunteers – the clowns will visit institutions supporting children and adults with fewer opportunities; children homes, old peoples’ homes, welfare centres, association of handicaps and similar. Shows during public manifestations and celebration of Planet Earth Day are foreseen as well
Involvement of new volunteers
How to get involved?
If you want to join to “SKLAUN” group, be free to visit us every Wednesday from 18:00 to 20:00 hours, in youth club “SKWHAT”, Perivoj Viktorovac bb, Sisak OR phone LDA Sisak on +385 44 521 227
You can support our work by donating on our account! Every help is very useful! 🙂
SWIFT CODE: ZABAHR2X
Who can be a clown?
Member of the “SKLAUN” can be every person over 18 years old with young spirit, ready for challenges, and to jolly the needed ones.
More about clown-therapy please see on www.viviamoinpositivo.org, http://www.clownterapia.it , www.vip-missione.org