Why?

Because in Uganda there is no circus and besides some challenges The Pearl of Africa has positive aspects:

  • It is not a big country
  • It has good security in all areas
  • There are basic infrastructures and services
  • Good political stability
  • There are many organizations working on behalf of children

Why Kampala?

  • It is Uganda’s capital city
  • There are many children and schools
  • There are many organizations working on behalf of children
  • It is the headquarter for governmental bodies, embassies and national/international organizations
  • Many roads converge and depart
  • There are basic infrastructures and services
  • It is possible to select qualified staff

We have identified Uganda as having enormous potential to benefit from HCU, because its population is younger that of any other place on earth with 52% of inhabitants – about 18 million – below 15 years of age and there is a great need to address relevant crosscutting social information to youth and communities and HCU is an effective tool in accomplishing this mission.

Outdated school syllabi with lacks of extra curricula activities and publicized positive behavior models adversely impacts the ambitions of youth and communities with negative implications for everyday life, school dropout, social skills development, education opportunities, and Uganda future at large.

Response

HCU’s strategy is to employ circus arts as a social action tools, making HCU performances a medium for providing education and incentives. A live show with two sides where there are fun and serious moments beside exciting stories of hope and change that are seasoned with hints of color, imagination and fantasy just like only the creative and magic appeal of circus can do.