INDIA DECEMBER 2010/ JANUARY 2011
Clown Bijouxxx has been in Tamil Nadu where she has visited many children together with Danish Clown Boris.
IT WAS A SUPER SUPER AWESOME TRIP. !!! Newspaper articles India
PHOTOS AND VIDEO are on the India page: click here
This morning, April 14th I found this movie, a visit by the group “Change Beats” to Mkombozi ex street children, super cool!!!
Bijouxxx went on safari with these street children in 2009 as soon as the opportunity is there, Bijouxxx will once again visit children in Tanzania.
PERFORMANCES IN THE NETHERLANDS
November 13th perform at the Conservatory in s’Graveland with a large group of children in a greenhouse full of pumpkins!
11 March making music with the elderly in the Oudegaard centre in Kortenhoef.
March 8 at the Hazelnut centre, Ursula Estate for people with intellectual disabilities in Nieuwveen. A resident turns 60.
During a big clean-up, Clown Bijouxxx found photos of a performance in 1995 in the Nes in Amsterdam, open stage: The Defectors.
Clown Bijouxxx has been “in retreat” for a while in connection with Lyme disease.
Great NEWS 2010
PERFORMANCES IN THE NETHERLANDS in 2010
performances in two hospitals through Brilliant:
•13 October Flevohospital Almere – 6 October Westfriesgasthuis in Hoorn
Clown Bijouxx in Hoorn, 6 October 2010 Westfriesgasthuis.
• 1 December performance at a community centre in Leiderdorp in the pre-programme of Saint Nicholas
•5 September face painting, making music and telling about the Foundation at the braderie in Kortenhoef
• 1 December performance at a community centre in Leiderdorp in the pre-programme of Saint Nicholas
•29 August face painting and animating on the open day of Land and Boschzigt
•July 19 at a nursery in Moergestel for a very sick child via Stichting de Opkikker
•June 27 girlfriends party in s’Graveland
•25 June birthday party in Leiderdorp
•10 June performance at vofbrilliant at the UMC hospital in Utrecht: special day for secretares-ses and bali employees-st-ers
at an office in the UMC Utrecht
the three compliments angels: Esther, Kato and Bijouxxx
•9 June performance on the street playday in the van Hallstraat in Hilversum
Two very sweet dogs
and a happy beautiful butterfly
•May 25 small clowns dance performance with Kees Blase vocals. Ode to Nelleke Schenkkan, former Wethoudster for Groen Links in the Municipality of Wijdemeren
•May 16 at a guest house in Huizen where children with intellectual and or physical disabilities stay.
•April 30, Clown Bijouxxx performed in Bussum: big Queen’s Day party: fun crazy dancing.
on March 6, Clown Bijouxxx was at the Ankeveense market to celebrate its 5th anniversary and to make children face painting and advertising for the Foundation. brrr just returned from the warm Tanzania.
•From 12 to 14 May, Clown Bijouxxx has acted as a volunteer at the Special Olympics Belgium in Bruxelles. Her assistant Olivia is also in this photo. see: http://www.specialolympics.be
The first day of the Special Olympics in Bruxelles: cold, wet and very !!!!!!
together with the athletes and Belgian clowns
a super football team
After this performance a very special outing: Concert by Salvatore Adamo in Bruges, again since a concert in 1971. An inspiring man in the life of Clown Bijouxxx. Thank you salvatore for your beautiful music and beautiful lyrics.
From 21 February to 3 March, Clown Bijouxxx was in Tanzania with Clown Particia.
Two beautiful children on the St. Dympha special school in Arusha Tanzania, February 2010
Children at Emmy Sitayo orphanage in Tanzania, Arusha in February
These kids are looking for money to pay a teacher for them. This is the living cane where all the girls sleep and the bunk beds.
We have the orphanage Engeno Matonyok Maa school, Matonyok Parents Trust and St. Dymphna Special School, Village Olesiva, District Arusha Municipal visited and inventoried what is needed for the children there: new school materials such as wooden and plastic blocks, paint, puzzles, crayons, paper. For Engeno Matonyok Maa school is currently no money to pay a teacher.
I’m looking hard for a sponsor who can sponsor $250 a month for a teacher’s salary. Who can help, ??? Every now and then there is a volunteer/star who teaches. (see chapter schools)
Great NEWS 2009
PERFORMANCES/EVENTS IN THE NETHERLANDS/SWITZERLAND 2009
•30 December: giving a clown workshop in Lunteren for a group of 7 families with children with disabilities between the ages of 6 and 55.
•December 8: clown Bijouxxx gives a clowns workshop to the : “lay people”, the visitors of Plum Village in the Lower Hamlet in France: MINDFULNESS CLOWNING
•3 October opening community centre in Amsterdam betondorp.
•25/26 September perform in a primary school in Switzerland and at families’ homes.
Le Professeur and Bijouxxx in school class
In and outside the school in Les Pres d’Orvin
Clown Samuel in Lausanne
Le Clou Samuel et le Clou Jagdeep
•19 September, party in Ankeveen
•13 September big 40 year celebration in Hilversum
•12 September, art market in Ankeveen, making face paint and music with the help of clown Els. Thank you so many lovely people for the 80 Euro donations. And thank you so much Effervescent Ankeveen: Tiny and Anthony for your help.
•30 augusuts, party in Amersfoort
•August 22: face paint and sponsor sale on the Akeveense market: €210 GREAT !!! Thank you very much.
on the market, the stall and Sophie and Bijouxxx
•13, 14 and 21 June Bijouxxx performed at the centre for people with disabilities, the Heygraeff in Woudenberg.
•10 June :Street playday in Hilversum.
•June 7, Bijouxxx gave a clown workshop to the people who go to Poland.
and here’s this: June 6 youth news: the Dalai Lama in Nederlamd (he is a great inspiration for Clown Bijouxxx)
•June 6, clown Bijouxxx visited a spiritual centre in Germany just across the border at Kleve: a workshop for children and the promotion of the Stchting. Geert van Artimobiel was a very special musical assistant. Unfortunately, there were very few people.
A smiling black lioness on Queen’s Day!!
•30 APRIL, QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY IN UITHOORN: FACE PAINT LADY
HUMANITARIAN CLOWNS TRAVEL IN 2009
POLAND in July
Marius, a very enthusiastic boy in a Polish orphanage
Clown Bijouxxx went to Poland from 1-16 July to visit children in 2 orphanages, elderly people in two centres, adults with mental disabilities in a large centre and families in a refugee camp. We also performed at an opening of a playground and at a village festival. Our group consisted of four clowns and seven musicians. This trip was organized by Geert and Bassie our great driver of Foundation Artimobiel (see Abroad) See a very nice video on this site at Poland 2009.
Musicians and children at the bus
VIETNAM in March
Clown Bijouxxx spent a month in Vietnam in March and visited about 2000 children there together with clown Boris, clown Bellefleur and clown Twiedel. For more information and photos visit page abroad/Vietnam 2009
MCNV Newspaper October 2009/interview
here’s a taste: TV admission in hospital in Hanoi
In Hue, on the way to the hospital warden before we start performing.
TANZANIA in January
CLOWN BIJOUXXX TAKES STREET CHILDREN AND ORPHANS ON SAFARI
an ex street boy on the bus on safari in Tanzania
click on news stories, making dreams come true: an article in Mkombozi news letter
click on news stories, making dreams come true
Amani kids newsletter
3x on safari with children from two large centers for street children and children of an orphanage
what are we tough, walking among the animals with our very imposing guide !!!
very happy teacher/social worker Herry together with the Twigias (giraffes)
the “men” of Mkombozi center on “school trip
Orphans from the Engeno Matonyok Maa school, in Arusha National parc for the first time in their lives
Bijouxxx: “Today is January 25th and I’m back from three very beautiful weeks in Tanzania. I’ve been out three times with orphans and street kids. The first trip with 30 orphans and friends to Arusha National Parc.
The second trip with 46 children and 4 adults from the Mkombozi center for street children also to Arusha National Parc and the third time with 70 children and 6 main of the Amani center for street children in Moshi in two full buses to the foot of Kilimandjaro, to the falls.
Children of the Amani centre enjoy walking
sing for the chefs who prepared the delicious lunch and then to the waterfalls
back to the centre in the bus
All three outings were a great success: on the bus, seeing nature and animals, playing in water, walking near giraffes and buffaloas, singing, drinking food, snacking and having fun. For these children who have been through a lot of difficult things in their lives, their day was a very big party.
I am immensely grateful for the help I have had in designed to support this project. Thanks to my guides Ernest and Mick and to the teachers who helped organize and to my sponsors.
Because the children who live at Emmy and Ndemno (the orphanage) ate on the floor, Bijouxxx put tables and chairs in. Now it looks more like a really big family. Emmy Sitayo is the mother of all 30 children and a lot of money is needed to pay teachers and clothes.
Mary and Emmy with their new first cameras
Mary Kaswende is the mother of the school for children with disabilities. Bijouxxx, together with Mary’s own children who were on holiday, transformed a rusty fence into a work of art. She too needs a lot of money to be able to pay for the food, petrol and salary of the teachers.” I urge these two brave women to donate money through the Foundation.
The fence at Mary’s school, from so on
to so… N
The latest clown hat a la 2009
Great NEWS 2008
GREAT NEWS: In 2008, a school was built in Arusha for children with mental disabilities. (see: schools)
Mary and her students in the classroom
BALI AND MALYSIA MAY/AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2008
children in a shelter in North Bali
From 15 August to 15 September 2008 Bijouxxx was in Bali and Malysia.
Clown Bijouxxx has just returned from a four-week trip to Bali and two days of Kuala Lumpur. She has visited 9 centres there to act as a clown with the children. Most centres in Bali are shelters with schools for children whose parents cannot take care of them. More information and photos about this trip: abroad-Bali
VIETNAM MAY 2008
Vietnam, Hanoi, birthday party of Joseph, brrr spiderman and his sister Oona
Clown Bijouxxx went to Vietnam in May where she prepared a clown trip for March 2009. Anyone who loves children and has a warm heart can sign up to join the two-week trip to Vietnam. ( see :contact)
performing at schools in poor neighbourhoods near Hue
Making music on the street
PERFORMANCES NETHERLANDS 2008
December 20th appearance at the Amerpoort, Christmas party with children with disabilities: big Christmas fashion show
November 15 appearance at meeting Green Left Purmerend.
At the end of September perform for sponsorship to Warchild organized by Jewish Social Work: circus performance with children in Amsterdam together with Bap Berend.
Mop and Bijouxxx vvor the circus tent
during the performance
enschede 19-6-08 in the Roessingh rehabilitation centre. Organised by VOF Brilliant.
Several birthday parties /Halloween party at children’s home.
There’s a guestbook. I really like it when you want to write something in it. Like your retover about a performance or about this website or just something nice about yourself. See contact guestbook.
THERE’S A SUPER PICTURE IN LINDA !!!!!!!!!! MAGAZINE
I am proud to announce that there is a beautiful photo of Clown Bijouxxx in the magazine Linda on page 89 in the July issue, with a small piece of text. Thanks to photographer Carmen and her team and employees of the magazine Linda.
Sidharta the grimeuse, Carmen and her photo team
On June 7, there was a fantastic clowns weekend organized in Giethoorn: play, sail, laugh, share.
CLOWN TRAVEL IN 2007.
TANZANIA DECEMBER 2007
Beaming children (orphans) who live in Emmy’s house near Arusha, visit the swanky Impala Hotel for the first time in their lives to swim, get in the elevator on the way to the hotel roof, pee on a “goggles” toilet and eat pizza.
In Arusha I attended two schools for disabled children and orphans.
From 6 to 24 December Clown Bijouxxx has been in Tanzania. Bijouxxx: lK visited mwanza city and surrounding area. (at Lake Victoria) This visit was a preparation for a clown trip in 2009: we visited 7 centers for street and orphans. Two pictures of centers for street kids. Here’s William the teacher.
Thanks to an interview in the Telegraph in April 2007, a great sponsor has come for one of the schools: the St.Dymphna Special School. 10,000 Euros has been donated by Hans Spliethof and the Evangelical Lutheran Orphanage in Rotterdam. Mary Ayo, the headmistress of the school is very happy and grateful. The school started construction a month ago. Before that, the students came to Mary’s house. Her dream of setting up a school for severely mentally handicapped children is now becoming a reality.
As I got sick the last days of the trip, I decided to stay in a comfortable hotel. I found it hard to spend that kind of money, a maad salary for many Africans. So I came up with something fun. Emmy Sitayo is principal of the Engeno Matonyok Maa school. She has about 20 orphans at home under her wing. At the same time, she worked for years in the center Sibusiso. I had all 13 children (who were there at the time) come to the hotel to swim (poodle), zoom to the roof with the glass elevator and look over the city, meet with a toilet seat, eat pizza with red noses on and maimked. All this for the first time in their lives. They loved it and I enjoyed all the restrained responses from the staff and wealthy safari goers. This had never happened in this hotel before and it is so simple. It made me very happy.
On a terrace I met Rik Felderhof. He has connections to orphanages in Rwanda. It would be great to organize a clown tour there as well. That is very much needed.
SICILY JULY 2007
From I to July 11, Clown Bijouxxx visited children in Sicily. This trip was organized by http://www.clowns.it/ (see Abroad Italy)
TANZANIA MAY 2007
(see Abroad Tanzania, for a report and photos)
From 1 to 18 May, 12 international clowns – the Netherlands, America and Denmark – and 8 Tanzanians have taken a “Healing through Humor” clowns tour in Tanzania. The group sponsored 4 Tanzanians who travelled with them to get acquainted with the clowns profession. In 12 days the clowns visited: centers for children with HIV/AIDS in orphanages and clinics, in centers for street children, children in hospitals, disabled children in schools and rehabilitation clinics for children. The clowns also sponsored two schools with disabled children. We brought 80 kg of school equipment.
Diana and Lodewijk Hijmans van den Bergh donated the gift money for their 10 year wedding anniversary to Clown Bijouxxx: 1,500 Euro, which is a fantastic surprise!!! Clown Bijouxxx performed in a hotel at this party and played clown on the birthday of all three children: Isabel, Kiki and Elena.
At the beginning of September Clown Bijouxxx received an email from Hans Spliethof, with the good news that The Evangelical Lutheran Orphanage in Rotterdam has decided to donate 2,500 Euro to the Foundation every year, and this is some nice good news, thank you very much!!!
Thank you very much to Paul Delcour for making the wonderful PR DVD.
Thanks to all the sponsorship money, 20 clowns in May in Tanzania were able to make a lot of children happy.
Clown Bijouxxx would like to thank all the sponsors who made the trip to Tanzania and Sicily a great thank you: Claudia Hanssen, Mrs Schuller, Riet Ursum, Marcelle van de Ende, Fred and Judith Guitjens, Familie Verbeek/Schut, fam. Flying heart, fam. Elings, Mr. A.Noom, fam. Hagen, Renee Citroen, Dirk- Studio Ankeveen, Savita Dieleman, Peter, Bruisend Ankeveen, Tiny Beemsterboer and all the lovely people who give clown Bijouxxx moral support.
As saving angels for the sponsor action of Mahasti Naranghi, Nico Bezuur, Rolf van Mierlo, and her fellow dentists Peter Koelewijn, Paul van de Horst, Regina de Rijk, and Bregit Berghem: 3000 Euro!! My mother Lidy van Gelder sponsored 1000 Euro.
Also very much thanks for all the kadoos, music instruments and school material that have been donated by : New Classic Toys, Allehand, Jeanne van Belltree and Dam bvba from Antwerp.
On January 22, Clown Bijouxxx was on TV with Man Bijt Hond.
Hooray there is one and PR about the work of Clown Bijouxxx created by Paul Delcour: APart DVD Productions. Chris Theloosen and Emmy van Swaaij, together with Cown Bijouxxx at the University of Nijmegen, did a lot of work to prepare this DVD. It’s become a brilliant PR DVD. Thank you very much.
600 visit tickets, completely free of charge from Ahrend Repro in Hilversum.1000 Balloons from Amsterdam’s Ballonnenbeberijf.Clown Bijouxxx found an anonymous envelope with 600 Euro on the doormat at the end of November. She just didn’t faint with joy. That’s an incredible surprise: HEEEEEL VEEEL DANK !!!!!! In January, Clown Bijouxxx found out that the good giver is called Iris.100 Euro from family v.d. Berg, 2x 50 Euro from Mrs Schuller, 25 Euro from Aunt Carla Levie, 100 Euro from the Rubenowitz family, 50 Euro from Michiel Hardon, 200 Euro from Abbey Koningsoord, 250 Euro from the Gilsing family, 500 Euro from Lydie van Gelder, 50 Euro from visser family, 50 Euro from Frits Willems. And then every month a donation from Claudia Hanssen.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Performing at the Houwingaham school in Nieuweschans on Thursday 30-11 and Friday 1-12All schoolchildren take a toy of their own to give to the children in Tanzania.
Saint Nicholas perform at the VU hospital in Amsterdam on 25 -11: First Saint and then the clowns: 300 Euro.
Performing on the street playday in Hilversum in May, 275 Euro, thanks to Atie my super assistant. Big wedding party in the Spiegeltent in the Bilt in June with the help of Emmy, Suzanna and Eliza, 500 Euro. Thank you very much for your contributions. Performing in Amsterdam at the company Hazazah, 250 Euro.
Clown Bijouxxx has made a clown trip through Sicily with 25 clowns from Italy, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, USA, the Netherlands and Russia from 1 to 11 July 2006. Clowns visited children and adults in Hospitals, in a Prison for Young Men, in Centers for Disabled People, in centers for Demented elderly people, in a Hospice, and in Centers for Orphans. This was in Palermo, in Piazza Armerina, and in Siracusa. The trip was organized by the organization of Clown One Italia. In a small town near Siracusa, Augusta stands the most polluting oil refinery in Europe. In this place we met a very great group of young people. They are doing everything in their power to reduce air pollution at Augusta. This group also regularly visits centres for hadicapte people in the area. Because the air is so polluted, children with disabilities are born. They were very happy with the contact with the clowns and we gave each other a boost of energy and positivity.
Clown Bijouxxx has once again experienced how much strength a visit from the clowns gives to nursing staff in all the centres we came to. I have also seen this trip how important it is to visit with a large group of music-making, contacting, crazy sweet warm people, staff and patients. There are some clowns working in hospitals in Sicily which is quite fine. They too were very happy to have us as assistance. Clown Bijouxxx has had some very moving moments with the elderly: as in a centre for demented and disabled elderly people. Bijouxxx met an old man who started crying when clown Bijouxxx made music for him. He couldn’t talk but there was a lot of eye contact. After half an hour, a smile broke on his face. He had a lot of pain in his feet and liked that Bijouxxx massaged his feet and legs.
Trips made by Clown Bijouxxx in 2005.
From 2 to 14 November 2005 Clown Bijouxxx travelled with 40 international clowns together with Patch Adams for the second time to Moscow and St. Petersburg. They visited many sick and orphan children and a large institute where blind and deaf children and adults live. The journey to
From 4 to 18 September 2005 Clown Bijouxxx toured Tanzania with 4 European and 1Tanzanian clowns. They also sponsored 7 Tanzanians who travelled with them and participated fully in playing with the children who visited the group. It has become a great trip and very rich and educational experience for everyone. The clowns have visited a total of 16 centres: orphanages, children’s street centres, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, schools and a centre for disabled children.
Clown Bijouxxx was in Tanzania for 5 months in 2003 and 2004 and was able to do a number of things to prepare for the trip. Together with Emanuel Samson she organized this tour. If you want to know more about this trip, you can https://www.clownbijouxxx.nl/Buitenland/2005Tanzania.html
Sponsor actions in 2005:2005-2006.
School community De Kring in Apeldoorn Mrs Tilly Jaarsma, the headmistress of the school has decided to sponsor The Clown Bijouxxx Abroad Foundation in the school year 2005-2006. In early January 2006, Clown Bijouxxx gave two days of information to all classes about the Foundation’s work. The school has donated 960 Euro. Thank you very much!! Also two pupils of the 8th grade, raised 25 euros: great. Thank you very much!
Performances in 2005.
On 17 December, we will perform and make a face painting at the opening of the renewed market at the Ganzenhoef in Amsterdam Bijlmermeer. On December 10th a big birthday party where Clown Bijouxxx was ceremony mistress. The performances on 17 June at the Rainbow School in Kortenhoef and on 20 June the tennis clowns party at the tenniclub in Driebergen was a great success.
The performance in the Grote Kerk in Breda, on 26 June was a great happening: Clown Bijouxxx walked around like a giant in honour of Christophoris. Clown Emanuel was a magnificent King and Menacing Devil. In the Church was the opening of a magnificent Exhibition of 28 pastels: the legend of a saint of Juke Hudig. Many thanks to Juke who sponsors me for this. See: www.jukehudig.nl As a surprise (which leaked) Juke also donated the gift for her 60th birthday to the Foundation: 1,700 Euro. Thank you very much Juke and all 60 Famili members and Friends.
The Benefit Concer on May 16th was very beautiful. Many thanks to Vrindavan. The Foundation received 370 Euro: entrance tickets, ticket sales and donations.
The Clown Bijouxxx Foundation has been in several markets to advertise the foundation’s work.On 9 April and 14 May at the Ankeveense market, on 7 May at the Braderie in s’Graveland. There, Bijouxxx and Emanuel have shaved children, sold homemade cards and performed. We also performed at vondelpark on 30 April and in Baarn on 5 May. All this has raised 420 Euro in sponsor money.
I would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their donations in 2004 and 2005: My mother who financed the company car. A lovely luxury spacious car. I’m very, very happy about it. Donation of 150 New Year cards and for the car of Formaat & Vision. Hans and Kees van Formaat &Vision helped Clown Bijouxxx out of the need by designing and donating cards that Bijouxxx could send to all its donors: Thank you very much! The beautiful blue company car Citroën Berlingo now looks very festive and rolling. “http://www.formaatenvision.nl/” Firma Ebri from Almere Stad West. They gave me a mirror of laughter. Very nice, ha ha. Ype Jansen of MY Agencies and Sandylion Sticker Designs. I got 11 beautiful sticker rolls with smily faces, pillow and rainbow stickers. I am very happy with it and will bring many happy faces around the world. Thank you very much. Ton van Hoof van Ahrend Repro. I got a discount on business cards and on a plasticized banner with Bijouxxx in the photo and the name of the Foundation. It’s become beautiful. Thank you so much! Flowers Trade Courtier: donation of flowers for the Benefit Concert. Many thanks!