Flying SeaGull

A team of performers and play practitioners from Flying SeaGull, a United Kingdom-based charity organization, has treated children of the Osu Children?s Home in Accra to a series of exciting plays, games and magical displays.

Flying SeaGullThe children could not help but applaud, shout and scream throughout the several-hour-interactive -sessions, and especially expressed great delight in the magical session by the circus duo ? who simply wanted to be called Bash and Bang.
The session was organised under the Flying Seagull Project, in collaboration with the Intervention Forum (IF), a non-governmental organization (NGO) interested in the welfare of the most vulnerable groups in society.
Ms Nora Ollenu, Chief executive Officer of IF, told the GNA that the team was on a three-month visit to Ghana.
Bash told the GNA that the Flying Seagull project focused mainly on childhood development, social interaction, and personality exploration through creative activities.
Over the past seven years, the team has worked with more than 40,000 children across the world, he said. Some of the countries visited are Cambodia, Albania and Romania where they worked with children disability, behavioral challenges and in hostile environments.
The ream is expected to visit all the state-run orphanages and private homes for vulnerable groups in four selected regions: Greater Accra, Ashanti, Central and Northern Regions, from now till December.
Bash said: ?Our objective is to make everyone happy and feel confident as they play together and face new challenges?.

He explained that the Flying Seagull was using circus, magic, dance and entertainment to allow children from the orphanages to have a good time and enjoy themselves.
With regard to funding for their Seagull Project, Bash said they performed concerts and circus and used the accruing money to support their project.
He said: ?We use the money we get from our performances in Europe. We don?t want to depend on government or big companies for sponsorship.??
The team, which usually comprises six or eight, is expected to visit several other homes in Greater Accra before moving up country.

GNA

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