Since its inception in 20XX, Performers Without Borders has helped over 10,000 children to build confidence, become empowered, learn team-working skills and overcome social barriers.

ABOUT PWB

WE TEACH PERFORMING ARTS AND CIRCUS SKILLS TO DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN THE UK AND ABROAD.

“They thought only of the circus.  They didn’t think anymore about the tragedy of their lives.” Zalinda, Los Quinchos, San Marcos – PWB Nicaragua Tour 2013

We believe that by teaching disadvantaged young people new skills, has many benefits and can contribute to improving their situation in many positive ways. There is a growing body of research showing that well designed circus skills courses can be particularly good at being inclusive of all abilities and can be physically and mentally beneficial to a wide range of individuals. At PWB we have a group of workshop leaders who are particularly skilled at working with financially, psychically or mentally disadvantaged kids. Whether they be orphans and vulnerable children in countries of high child poverty, or kids in deprived areas of the UK, or children with physical or mental disabilities who already engage with other organisations in the UK. Please browse our website or get in touch for more details.

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WHAT WE DO?

Performers Without Borders (PWB) has two main areas of operation.

PWB-International – We send a small group volunteers to work with our partner organisations (eg. schools, orphanages) in India, Nicaragua and Kenya, where they spend 3-4 weeks engaging with the children and developing their skills. The volunteers also undertake day trips and shorter projects with aligned organisations nearby.

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PWB-UK (or PUK) – Works with disadvantaged children in the UK, usually via a partner organisation that is already in contact with these individuals. We aim to engage with any 5 to 25 year olds, who are either physically, mentally or financially disadvantaged. We can run structured courses over a period of weeks or deliver a workshop schedule that runs over a single day.

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