Meet Cristian

Cristian (11) joined the performing arts class of a little charitable trust in April 2012.  He lives in the Montenegro region of Bolivia, near Quillacollo, with his mother, stepfather and older brother in a tiny, one bed, room. Cristian’s 11 years haven’t been easy and although he can be a rascal at times, he’s a good kid! Cristian’s 11 years haven’t been easy. He has never known his real father and his stepfather can be harsh.... Read More

Meet Zaida

Zaida practises everyday during classes. Here she is working with the ‘diabolos’, a juggling prop consisting of a spool, string and two sticks. Zaida (12) joined the performing arts class of a little charitable trust in April 2011 and lives in a rented room with her family on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Zaida and her two little sisters used to sell “Salchipapas” (hotdogs and french fries) from a small stand by their house.... Read More

Collegiality Through Play – Collegiality Part III

Juggling and performing art classes provide many opportunities to the kids that participate. ‘Play’ is an art, it’s a tool and most of all it’s a right we believe children should have. We think that giving kids an opportunity to play, form relationships with other children and laugh is pretty cool. But there are other aspects to ‘play’ and the classes in Quillacollo beyond a fun, safe and encouraging environment. The art of juggling... Read More

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