Project in Africa

Cirque Jeunesse En Équilibre’s project in Africa is the initiative of social circus and African dance/music artist and teacher Mamoudou Diallo from Burkina Faso, West Africa. With many years of experience as a “social circus” instructor under his belt, in 2010 Mamoudou traveled back to his hometown of Houndé, Burkina Faso with some circus materials and launched a primary series of workshops designed to provide an enriching and balancing experience for the youth there. In 2012, he officially registered the not for profit organization Cirque Jeunesse En Équilibre with the goal of continuing the project with the youth of Houndé.
In April 2015, thanks to  Fondation LOJIQ, and the contributions of C.J.E.E. administrators, C.J.E.E was finally able to send Mamoudou, along with a shipment of circus supplies back to Houndé to run a social circus intensive with the youth of Houndé !! This time C.J.E.E. and Mamoudou worked in partnership with L’Association Culture et Développement du Commision de Houndé offering 3 weeks of intensive extra curricular activities involving, circus and traditional African arts that were very well received by an overwhelming number of participants!
In May 2016, again with contributions made by C.J.E.E. administrators, C.J.E.E. was able produced another social circus intensive in partnership with L’Association Culture et Developpement du Commision de Houndé and a social circus instructor from C’ote D’ivoire, Ben Abdoulaye Fofoana. This three week intensive was again received by a great number of participants who are waiting in anticipation for C.J.E.E. to be back in Houndé!
C.J.E.E. is currently raising funds in order to produce its next social circus intensive in Houndé, Burkina Faso.
Here are some images from the 2015 intensive!

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Here are some images of the primary series of workshops that Mamoudou conducted  in 2010!

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