YOUNG ACROBATS IN GUINEA
HELP THE SCHOOL TO CONTINUE.
In Guinea-Conakry, 70% of the population is made up of young people with a lot of potential talent but without the opportunity to express their creativity. In desperation, two-thirds are forced to cross the ocean in the search for a better future.
Given this context, the Keita Fodéba Acrobatic Art Centre provides young people in situations of poverty, school dropout or juvenile crime the opportunity to train modern circus arts. These include all kinds of practices such as juggling, acrobatics, trapeze, trampoline and pyrotechnics, combined with Guinean traditions such as percussion music and dances. This helps to favour professional, and social and cultural reintegration. They are also provided with a safe environment, good food and the ability to learn to read and write.
This initiative is supported by a Haitian NGO and until now received funds from a large international organization that no longer collaborates. The continuity of the project is in danger because materials, food, or courses cannot be paid.
With your support, we will help them to cover the most urgent needs, to tour around the world, and develop a strategy that allows them to become self-sufficient and stop relying on grants and donations.
ACROBATS WITH A FUTURE
A circus school created in 1998 which accommodates and trains street children in circus art and provides them with daily meals and literacy classes.
An NGO that manages the Keita Fodéba circus school, with the mission of guaranteeing the professional and social and cultural reintegration of young people in difficult situations.