Spark! Circus’ mission is to bring joy and play to refugee children along the Thai-Burmese border.
Our volunteer performers spend over six weeks every year performing for children, playing with them, teaching them games and circus skills.
We sometimes even have enough funds to contribute materially to the community where we see we can make a difference.
Here are some pictures from our journey…
Spark’s 2013 team of volunteers – all paying their own way, donating their own time to work in difficult circumstances, and they keep smiling! Well done Andrea Russell and Spark Circus! But mostly, thank you to our many friends supporters and contributors to thank for making this possible.
This year we saw over 5,000 children. How do we measure our success? Simply… are they smiling? Are they playing? Are the having more fun than the law allows?
The border between Thailand and Burma is a strange place – part surreal, part too real to deal with… And here over 150,000 refugees and displaced persons eke out a living for themselves and their children.
Sweet smiles… at a school near Pokra on the border
A rapt audience…captivated and amazed.
Watching our day show…. and loving it!
Jumping for joy at Future Light Orphanage
Poi for little ones… laughing and playing!
Hoops are us… every school we visited gets a donation of hoops and other toys to keep the fun alive all year round.
April, our team leader for 2013.. great smile, great performer, great heart…