Medical clowns tickle funny bones, art and hope tickle the mind

Talent doesn’t discriminate against age and it certainly doesn’t discriminate against a person’s background.

The proof is in the works of 23 children that will be displayed at the “Hope and Art” exhibition.
The children who are from AHOPE Ethiopia and Artists for Charity orphanages who will display their works were mentored by artists from Netsa Art Village.
Both orphanages are non-profit organizations with a mission to serve the children of Ethiopia, with a primary emphasis on caring for orphans infected with HIV/AIDS.
Apart from the art show Israeli medical clowns together with Fekat Circus will present a circus show that will entertain those who will be attending the eventz.
Israeli medical clowns also known as Dream Doctors have been visiting the orphanages since 2005.  The unique Dream Doctors project which was established in 2002 integrates professional medical clowning into the medical services provided at Israeli hospitals.
Dream Doctors operate at different hospital wards such as internal care, surgery, intensive care, operating rooms, day-hospitalization clinics, diabetes clinics and HIV-AIDS clinics.
Fekat Circus which was established in 2004 is a team that does many educational shows all over the city. The team works on raising awareness on issues like HIV, sexual abuse and road safety. It puts on colorful shows using different costumes, music, clowns and jugglers.
The event that will be held at the Addis Ababa University, School of Fine Arts and Design on Sunday February 3, is expected to be attended by different dignitaries and invited guests, along with Belaynesh Zevadia, Ambassador of Israel. It is free and is an ideal way to spend Sunday afternoon with the family.