CLOWNS WITHOUT BORDERS SOUTH AFRICA NEWS! Our sock monkeys are already at work!

Riley's monkey in South Africa at Artist Residency with Project Khuphuka (Monkey #66 "Bones")

Lucas's monkey in South Africa at Artist Residency with Project Khuphuka (Monkey # 96 "Alex")

The Clowns have been working orphans and vulnerable children and their guardians in partnership with the Khuphuka Project in Umqatsheni, KwaZulu-Natal.  “We are telling stories, practicing mindfulness, and playing games as we explore ways of connecting through play and creativity for orphans and their guardians affected by HIV/AIDS… Project Siyazisiza (Helping Ourselves) and Project Siyajabula (We are Happy) focuses on providing children and guardians affected by HIV/AIDS with the opportunity to reawaken to joy and happiness while finding the means to cope with stress and challenges in life.”  Our sock monkeys are used in the therapeutic process!

Sock monkeys getting ready for a residency. All homemade by crafters from Woza Moya in Ixopo thanks to Operation Sock Monkey!

Nadia Maria Caldeira and Nomfezeko Sussie Mjwara gnashing their terrible teeth as they narrate Where the Wild Things Are to the children in Chibini.

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