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Mobile Mini Circus for Children

MMCC, Mobile Mini Circus for Children, is an international non profit NGO that has been working in Afghanistan since June 2002. The main objective of MMCC is providing educational and informative entertainment for children. This aim is achieved by identifying, training, and applying the Afghan talents and potentials.
In spring 2006 a new Afghan-MMCC organization was established. The local NGO is gradually taking over the responsibility for continuing the activities as a pure Afghan project under the umbrella and supervision of MMCC International.

Brief explanation about MMCC and how it operates:
MMCC has a well trained team of 6 professional mobile Afghan senior artists that perform and make workshops all over Afghanistan. The mobile circus is equipped with props, animal costumes, puppets, a mobile stage, sound system and music instruments. The artists have been chosen through a number of auditions in Kabul. Since 2002 they are trained in theatre and circus performances and have within their repertoire themes such as children’s rights, peace and reconciliation, health issues, landmine awareness and social education. Each performance lasts for approximately one and a half hour. The mobile artists also conduct teacher training and workshops for children in the provinces. The trainings and workshops introduce and assist to implement creative educational methods in the local schools and communities.

MMCC’s mobile artist’s has been performing in orphanages, hospitals, street children centers, and schools in Kabul as well as a large number of provinces since 2002. So fare MMCC’s mobile performances and workshops have reached half a million Afghan children in 16 provinces.

MMCC’s Culture House for Children:
Since November 2003 MMCC is running a Culture House for Children in Karte-Se in Kabul. Besides being an active creative space for children, the culture house is more than anything a laboratory for new creative and cultural ideas to be developed in cooperation with the children themselves. Ideas and concepts the mobile artists then bring out to thousands of children all over the country as they tour with their performances and workshops.

The Children’s own Circus:
The Children Culture House is also the base for MMCC’s 80-100 semi-professional junior artists. In the school season the children artists perform at schools in Kabul on weekly bases. Like MMCC’s mobile group of adult artists, the children’s performances are a mix of traditional circus such as juggling, unicycling, acrobatic etc plus one or more educational performance pieces. MMCC’s very talented group of singing girls is an essential part of all performances. In 2005 12 of the MMCC children artists performed in Germany and Denmark for two month. In 2006 a new group is touring Japan.

Support and Financing:
MMCC is financially covered by three income sources:
1) Donations and funds for specific projects and activities such as staff training and capacity building; lunch for the children and playground equipment among many other things
2) Sale of educational entertaining services such as performances, teacher training workshops and workshops for children in the provinces
3) General contributions including individual donations and equipment from a large network of friends in 15 countries all over the world

For more information please contact us by phone: 070-280140 / 070-229975 or e-mail:

David Mason and Berit Muhlhausen