Girl power

© Wendy Marijnissen

Meet 3 of the wonderful girls I met today at the Afghan Mobile Mini circus school.

All day I was surrounded by juggling, dance and song, laughter and play and it reminded me so much of the wonderful time I spent with the Palestinian circus school a few summers ago in the West Bank.

Talking to David, one of the founders of the school, I asked him why circus and why here in Afghanistan?  His answer was that there couldn’t have been anything else he could do here. He knew the country a little already and wanted to do contribute in some kind of way. Even more important then food, he thought making children laugh was the first and most important thing to do.  Make them smile, let them sing, play with them, so that the little food they have will taste better, the songs they hear will sound sweeter and their general outlook on life will be more happy.


© Wendy Marijnissen

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