thinking big! & ALWAYS KEEPING AN EYE ON THE HORIZON.
IT MEANS ALWAYS MAKING SURE THE ACTIVITIES REACH FAR BEYOND THOSE DIRECTLY INVOLVED – WHO OBVIOUSLY BENEFIT BY BOTH LEARNING AND HAVING FUN.
In Afghanistan 1,500 kids and youth juggle and practice social circus every day or several days each week. 1500 kids in teams of average 40 – always with an eye on the horizon. This means more than 35 performance teams x 5000 (number of children reached by each team per year) = 175,000 audiences minimum per year. For and by children and youth, with only very little support.
Multiplication is an ideology of reaching as many as possible rather than focusing only on few. The few, those who obviously benefit directly from learning and having fun each time they meet, play and practice, are thereby not the actual and final target or beneficiaries. By facilitating these children and youth to share what they learn, they soon become Joy Makers – providers of Joy.
THE REAL FOCUS OF MULTIPLICATION IS FOLLOWING THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. IT IS THE FAMILIES, THE SCHOOLS, THE CHILDREN WHO LIVE IN THE REFUGEE CAMPS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO ALL NEED A MOMENT OF SMILE.