(A harsh reminder of the reality these children face. These students will depend on video calls and texts to speak with their parents and teachers)
Kyiv Academy of Circus and Variety Arts has approximately 750 students throughout its' performing arts curriculum. We are in the process of relocating these students to safety to performing arts schools throughout the world. Many students aged 14-22 have to leave Ukraine without their parents to be billeted by these foreign schools. These schools essentially not only become a training space for the students, but also a place to provide the nurturing they need whilst they are away from their parents.
We need your support to help these schools cover the basic expenses of these students.
Recirquel is providing 100 beds for these students in Budapest in a large apartment complex to ensure they have a safe place to stay whilst staying in Hungary.
Where the money will go? We are hoping to raise approximately $1000 per student to help the circus schools support the expenses of having these students stay with them. The proceeds will be divided up between each school prorate on how many students they have taken under their wing, to help them continue to provide for these children’s needs.
Please support Ukraine's youth! These are the talented young singers, dancers, circus artists, actors and producers of the future, let's not let this talent go to waste and ensure they have the support they need to continue their studies whilst Ukraine fights this war.
Read more about this incredibel school: https://kmaecm.edu.ua/en
Who is organising this fundraising? Jasmine Straga & Nina Araya
Nina Araya is the First Deputy Director of the Kyiv Academy of Circus and Variety Arts with a PhD in the Arts and managing the logistics of moving these children to the schools with the assisstance by Jasmine Straga. https://kmaecm.edu.ua/en/specs/nina-araya-berrios
Jasmine Straga is on the board of directors of the World Circus Fédération Mondiale du Cirque (World Circus Federation), founding director of the Australian Circus Festival and Steering Committee of the Global Alliance of Circus Schools.
http://www.circusfederation.org/about/membership/board-of-directors/ she will be personally distributing these funds to the schools supporting these children and overseed by Nina Araya.
These children pictured below during their past performances are some of the talented children you will be able to help by supporting our cause.