The Clowns Helping Children Laugh In Refugee Camps


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In this episode of Irish Tech News we experience the magic of clowns, when Sangeeta Waldron speaks to Ash Perrin, founder and CEO of The Flying Seagull Project, a UK-based charity that uses arts workshops, music and dance lessons, circus shows and clown doctoring to transform the most challenging environments into places where children can feel safe and happy.

Ash tells us how in 2007 when he was playing guitar in a Cambodian orphanage he noticed that the children were happy, a feeling they didn’t usually experience. Later that night Ash wrote the idea for The Flying Seagull Project on a piece of paper and within three months launched. Since then, the Project has brought love, light and laughter to more than 205,000 children in hospitals, orphanages, deaf/blind schools, refugee camps and slums around the world.

In this podcast, Ash takes us through a range of challenges and experiences, from - how some children have forgotten to laugh; powerful stories of how lives have changed; child trafficking; and the impact of the global pandemic on his work.

Connect with Ash Perrin and The Flying Seagull Project from the website; Facebook Instagram; Twitter and YouTube

Connect with Sangeeta Waldron, Founder, Serendipity PR & Media and Author of Corporate

Social Responsibility Is Not Public Relations on Twitter.

Sangeeta Waldron is a multi-award winning Public Relations professional with over three decades’ worth of publicity, branding, communications, crisis management, marketing, media and social media experience. Sangeeta is a published author; her first business book,

The PR Knowledge Book is published by Business Expert Press and received high acclaim by international business leaders.

She is a guest lecturer at Coventry University, teaching PR and global journalism. Sangeeta is also a writer specializing in sustainability and corporate social responsibility, where her work has been published by the United Nations and other leading news platforms.

Sangeeta started out her career writing speeches for a previous UK Prime Minister and Ministers, and has worked at the top level with big, powerful global brands, which includes - being global communications director for the Economist Group; working for The Times Education Supplement; the Mayor of London; Cass Business School; and charities such as Breast Cancer Campaign.

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