Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon

by Awrad Association
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Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Relief through art and laughter in Lebanon
Aug 10, 2022

Many shows and a tour with Clowns Without Borders in lebanon

 

Hello supporters

 

What a joy to send you this update about how we used your support lately. 

We did offer many shows here and there in Lebanon and the highlight was a tour with Clowns Without Borders where Sabine, Stephanie, Ramy and Riwa from our team joined Naomi from CWB USA and toured for 4 days - we offered 9 shows, some were in public spaces with more than a thousand people watching and some were in orphanages and smaller centers. We reached a total of 3045 people and we got sooooo many laughs. 

here's one diary enry from Sabouny:
"Have you ever played this game where you scroll your hand up ur face and your face becomes a “happy one” then you scroll it down and it becomes a “sad face”?
Parading in the small streets of Mina, following the scout group who were playing music, passing by the old houses and buildings that are barely still standing, pitch dark inside, poverty and sadness of a town that was once way happier than today… We met old and young people on the way.
So many super short encounters gave me goosebumps. That smile and happy breath of the old man with green tired eyes in front of his shop. The welcoming of the three men playing cards. The woman behind me shouting “she’s totally crazy this girl”, then laughing hysterically and just dancing like me. The many families who followed us with their kids and put them on their shoulders to be able to see the show. The loud laughters, oh how I wish I could just freeze the time on these moments and keep everyone in this happy place. 
Today we did two shows, one for 1400 kids and adults and another for 350. And I felt We were this hand going up so many faces. 
Ohhh the faces, 
the joy, 
the laughter 
despite everything 
makes my heart melt. 

Thank you for your support

Please keep spreading the word about our work and keep supporting us when you can and however you can. 

we love you
you too melt our hearts 

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Awrad Association

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
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Sabine Choucair
Beirut, Lebanon
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