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A Reflection on Dialogue’s Documentation Project

Dialogue worked with Clowns Without Borders South Africa during 2017, in order to document some of their programmes and projects (click here to access the materials). When the project was complete, Clowns Without Borders South...

Clowning Around with Dr Jamie McLaren Lachman

Myrto Papoulia and Tegan Arazny sat down with Dr Jamie McLaren Lachman, Founder & Executive Director of Clowns Without Borders South Africa, on Wednesday, 21st June 2017. You can watch the full video (52 minutes)...

The ‘Our Story, Your Story’ Project

Clowns Without Borders South Africa (CWBSA), an artist-led humanitarian organisation, arrived in George (South Africa) in early May 2017 to facilitate the final component of their 'Our Story, Your Story' (OSYS) project in local Primary...

Reflecting on ‘Our Story, Your Story’

On the benefits of storytelling… “you learn more about yourself.” Young Facilitator “storytelling is great, it gives you more confidence you believe in yourself.” Young Facilitator “people started opening and being vulnerable and just showing us...

Oom Piet’s Story

As part of their 'Our Story, Your Story' project, Clowns Without Borders South Africa ran a series of Intercultural Workshops, involving participants from the communities of Touwsranten and Hoekwil. The sessions were an opportunity for participants to develop...

A Platform for “Local Talent and Local Stories”

Having received training from the Clowns Without Borders South Africa team, four young facilitators from The Seven Passes Initiative visited nine local schools, in the final part of the ‘Our Story, Your Story’ project. Having...

Telling Stories in Class

The 'Our Story, Your Story' project visited nine schools in and around George (South Africa) at the start of May 2017, delivering interactive sessions to young learners and their educators. The photographs below show the workshops in...

Storytelling – The Teachers’ Testimony

As part of the ‘Our Story, Your Story’ project, 100 local educators were trained in how to integrate storytelling into their teaching practice. These workshops were an experiential knowledge-sharing and team building opportunity which...

Sharing Stories in SEN Contexts

Carpe Diem School provides for “Physical-, learning- and intellectually impaired learners between the ages of 6 and 18 years, that cannot be accommodated in mainstream education.” Based in George (South Africa), and serving young...