Multiplication means always keeping an eye on the horizon. It means always making sure the activities reach far beyond those directly involved – who obviously benefit by both learning and having fun.
trained kids or youth is enough to organize a social circus session
is a good size of a team of children to play and learn basic circus skills
is a good size of an average performance team of the most active of these children and youth
is a minimum number of shows a team with only small support can make in a school season
is the normal number of school seasons in most countries
2 x 3 x 500 = 3,000 is the minimum number of children reached by one social circus team in a year
audience reached by one show
35 performance teams x 5000 = 175,000 shows audiences per year
Add a couple of local and national events a year – and the audience reached by the shows soon become 5,000 or more. By ONE team of 15 kids and youth – selected among a Social Circus team of 40 trained by 2-3 other kids or youth – who learned from being part of a circus.
Social Circus is a perfect tool for engaging huge numbers of children and youth – because it is fun and everyone can join. Because it is easy to learn the basic and from there, it is endless how long and how much you can improve.
Any kid and youth who join Social Circus obviously benefits by both learning and having fun. It is good, but they are few and in war zones there are MANY children and youth with same needs.
If you grow up in a war zone you learn to share. Circus is a perfect tool for sharing – because it is simple and because it is fun to show your skills. Because it is healing to feel the energy from a big cheering, clapping and laughing audience.
In Afghanistan 1,500 kids and youth juggle and practice social circus every day or several days each week. 1500 kids in teams of average 40 – always with an eye on the horizon. This means more than 35 performance teams x 5000 = 175,000 audiences per year. For and by children and youth, with only very little support.
Multiplication is an ideology of reaching as many as possible rather than focusing only on few. The few, those who obviously benefit directly from learning and having fun each time they meet, play and practice, are thereby not the actual and final target or beneficiaries. By facilitating these children and youth to share what they learn, they soon become Joy Makers – providers of Joy.
The real focus of multiplication is following the entire community. It is the families, the schools, the children who live in the refugee camps and the general public who all need a moment of smile.
all this generates millions of laughters: