What is it about?
Cerska is a small town, near serbian boundary. During balcanic war it took part in Srebrenica enclave and it was under ONU protection because of the Muslim minority that lived there under the siege of serbian/croatian army.This proctection was totally useless when on the 11th and 12th of July 1995 the army came into the enclave and killed about 8000 bosniac men.
Many years have passed, but this war must be remembered. There are still children that grow up in a atmospher of fear and diffidence caused by etnic or religious differences.
Our summer camp and our presence in Cerska have the goal of sharing, solidarity, integration and freedoom. Yes, freedoom! Free to be a child, free to not grow up too quickly, free to smile, laugh and play with another children without minding the religious and etnic differences!
We also want to promote voluntary work in a country where it is completely unusual. Giving the "example" is also one of our values and our enthusiasm and free service could be useful for young bosniac people!
It's a big challenge for us and for our red noses!I't a challenge that, with a little bit of madness, we have already accepted, but we also need your help to reach the amount necessary to make real our wish to help! There are a lot of things that must be done for the families that still now are living in difficult condition!
How funds will be used
70% projects for populations
Who's behind the project?
VIP Verbano is an association born in May 2010 with the aims of clowtherapy development and the desire to bring smile, joy and hope in every difficult situation.
Vip Verbano is confederate to VIP (Viviamo in positivo) ITALIA.
The main purposes of VIP Italia are:
- giving a costant and deepened formation to the 4000 clown volunteers that operate in more than 200 sanitary structure in Italy.
- promoting "life in positive" and clown voluntary work in every situaton of social or phisycal effort, not only in Italy, but also in developing world.
- making sensibilization on "Life in positive" with events, pubblications and testimonies.
We belive in seven values:
- clown mood
- growing up and laughing togheter
- voluntary work
- clown service
We work as clown volunteers in different structures:
Sant’Antonio Abate Hospital in Gallarate (VA) pediatrics and rehabilitation departements
RSD Foundation Renato Piatti in San Fermo (VA) with people affected by phisycal and psychiatric disability
RSA Centro Polivalente A.S.Far.M in Induno Olona (VA) with elderly people
RSA Sant’Andrea in Cassano Magnago (VA) with elderly people
RSA Pineta in Tradate (VA) with elderly people
RSA Centro Polifunzionale per la terza età in Busto Arsizio (VA) "fragilissimi" departement.