Hello future supporters!
We are the Circo Fantazztico, a social project doing preventative work using circus pedagogics for children and adolescents in social vulnerability in Costa Rica.
The project is active in and around San Isidro de El General, in the south of the country, where people are facing various social problems.
Concentrating on children and adolescents that have experienced abandonment, violence and inter-familiar abuse, our main objective is to offer young people perspectives, alternative creative activities and positive mindsets.
We aim to create a safe space, where everyone can develop confidence, team work skills, sense of responsibility and experiment with new ways to express themselves.
This is done in our trainings, where we teach many circus disciplines; from juggling to acrobatics, from theatre to aerials.
We made a video about the circus in order to give you better insight into the project we are so passionate about. Down below you can find the translation. The video contains a lot of information about the project, so we invite you to watch it.
For you who did not know about the Fantazztico before this, we hope this is a beautiful introduction to the project. And for you who know us or are part of the project, here comes an update and an abrazote from San Isidro!
Your donation will help to maintain this project (transport, material, activities).
We appreciate all kinds of donations and say thank you in advance!
La Familia Fantazztica
Carolina Gil Casallas, creative director:
"The Circo Fantazztico was founded about 14 years ago. It started as a tiny project in a district of San Isidro and has grown year by year, with the helping hands of our volunteers and collaborators, that all work very hard.
Currently we run 8 circus-groups of kids and adolescents. We train in orphanages, in various rural areas around San Isidro and also here, in the central part of the city, we have various groups.
This project is developinng more and more each day, as we are recieving offers and developing ideas, such as making festivals, camps and journeys.
So we need to see what is necessary. considering collaboration; we already have an organisation, that supports us every year. But as we are in a period of growth and developing new projects, we are looking for the collaboration of our friends. Luckily, we have a big network, maybe because of some star that always shines on us from the sky; we have lots of friends in many different places of the world and many people believe in the project and our concept, this allows us to realize many dreams and grants many kids to come to the circus.
We are active in different distrcits; some in the central part and some in the rural area. It takes an 1-hour ride to get to some of the places where we run trainings. There are some really beautiful places, the groups we work with are pretty big; around 20, 25 kids.
We do this every week. # times a week we go to different places, which means we have to mobilize ourselves, the volunteers, and the material with the microbus.
This is something very beautiful but it implicates much organisation. And we are constantly expanding; other offers appear; to open new groups; so we always have to check with our ressources, if we can make it."