Circus in Senegal

A heartwarming story.

Senegal’s only circus troupe, Sencirk, was founded by former child beggar Modou Touré, who now wants to help others in a similar position

He ran away to Senegal’s capital, Dakar, where he lived on the streets for years before finding refuge at a shelter. One day, two Swedish circus performers came to teach the children acrobatics …

He trained in Sweden for three months and toured with professional circus troupes around the world, before setting up the Sencirk tent in Dakar.

“Circus is my therapy,” says Mr Touré, now 31. …

BBC – The circus helping Senegal’s former child beggars

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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