Cirque du Soleil Benefit (London) for HIV/AIDS-Affected Youth in S. Africa
- Benefit Performance on February 4th, 2011 at 8pm: Tickets on Sale Now!
for the Zip Zap Circus School, Cape Town, S. Africa
At the Royal Albert Hall, London
What is Zip Zap Circus School?
Zip Zap is a circus school in Cape Town, mother city of South Africa. The
school doors are open since 1992 to all youth regardless of background,
culture, gender or financial status. The school is free of charge to all
students. Using circus as a social tool Zip Zap aims at bringing children
together in a safe and fun environment. Circus skills as well as technical
training (woodwork, sewing, rigging, prop building and repairs) will help
them embark on a path of sustainable living.
But, more importantly, life values such as team work, discipline, trust,
confidence and honesty will enable these children to become responsible
Zip Zap has been running various outreach programmes since 1994 with street
children, rural children, and school children. In 2005, their outreach
programme focused on children living with HIV and receiving ARV treatment at
the Nolungile clinic in Khayelitsha, the biggest township of Cape Town,
project on partnership with Cirque du Monde and Médecins Sans Frontières.
In 2009, the City of Cape Town entered into a partnership with Zip Zap to
extend their outreach programme to street kids living in shelters. The
programme has been inspired by "Second Chance," the success story of the
author Judy Westwater, who survived her youth in the streets.
Category 1 tickets: €85.00 (excluding a reservation fee of €2.25)
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For more information about Zip Zap Circus School: www.zip-zap.co.za