Spark Circus is an international nonprofit whose mission it is to promote health, positive well-being, and a sense of hope in children who live in disadvantaged communities and living situations. It is their belief that by using educational classes, circus, music, and performance art they can help to alleviate stress, burden, and fear that so often traps people in a cycle of violence and poverty. Spark Circus is announcing their 2017 tour dates.
Thailand – Spark Circus is thrilled to announce its 2017 tour. Spark Circus is a non-profit dedicated to bring hope and laughter to the lives of thousands of refugee children every year. Beginning January 14th, the Spark team will assemble on the islands of Koh Samui and Koh Phagnan to raise donations for the project in a Sparkly Circus Bonanza. Following two weeks of fundraising, the team will travel to Mae Sot, Nu Poe, and Mae Ke Kong for four weeks of playshops and intensives.
These exercises and activities are designed to encourage creative self-discovery in disadvantaged children in war-torn countries. The process of healing these children begins with laughter, and Spark’s performers and volunteers take pride in being able to give refugee children much needed respite from their traumatic situation.
“These children are escaping from a country which has been at war with itself for more than sixty years. Many will be captured and sold into various forms of slavery, while others face innumerable hardships,” says Andrea Russell (SPARKS Founder). “Each day can be a struggle just to survive and what we want to do is to bring smiles, joy, and maybe hope. Our tour is designed to uplift and delight and we look forward to it!”
Spark Circus is a circus performance group who tries to deliver a spectacular extravaganza for children at migrant schools, refugee camps, and villages on the Burmese side of the border, as well as, workshops and classes. They also offer classes to local teachers and other interested individuals, striving whenever possible to foster a spirit of community and oneness. It is their hope that they can bring people together and heal some of the emotional wounds the children face through the excitement of circus arts.
For more information on how you can help Spark Circus, visit: https://sparkcircus.org