Can you imagine never having seen a clown before? The children from Zellidja Boubker never had.

Clowning around

When our director’s Moroccan wife, Leila, last visited her country she took a hand in Amali’s work (Bytronic’s chosen charity). The village children don’t have much in the way of basic needs like food and clothing, let alone entertainment. So Leila decided to organise something fun for them.

Village children gathered with their parents to watch the clowns


Wide-eyed and open-mouthed, the village children gathered in the square for their first ever circus show. Armed with balloons, telephones (your guess is as good as ours!) and a stage made from chairs, the two clowns embarked upon the ridiculous.

Two clowns stand on a chair in the village square, with somewhat esoteric props including old telephones and a length of rope.

With painted faces, an old-fashioned jester’s hat and an outfit resembling that of Father Christmas, the clowns tumbled, joked and got the children involved – much to the delight of the assembled crowd.


A few square meals

However, the visit wasn’t all fun and games; it had a more serious side. Bytronic also delivered 100 food parcels to help single parents and the poorest of the villagers. This much-needed delivery makes all the difference to the lives of the villagers.

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