Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Curitiba
Curitiba
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
CORPORATE IDENTITY (Rieks Swarte)
CORPORATE IDENTITY (Rieks Swarte)
Pune India
Pune India
Cleveland
Cleveland
Curitiba
Curitiba
Community dinner Cleveland
Community dinner Cleveland
Cleveland
Cleveland
CAPE TOWN (Beauty Bokwani)
CAPE TOWN (Beauty Bokwani)
Community dinner Cleveland
Community dinner Cleveland
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
community dinner cleveland
community dinner cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Opening night Düsseldorf
Opening night Düsseldorf
Children from the neighbourhoods attend performance
Children from the neighbourhoods attend performance
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
CAPE TOWN (Khayelitsha's Shack Theatre)
Documentary Lead in the Land Cleveland
Documentary Lead in the Land Cleveland
Documentary Lead in the Land Cleveland
Documentary Lead in the Land Cleveland
Documetary Stiller Hunger
Documetary Stiller Hunger
Pune India
Pune India
Community dinner Cleveland
Community dinner Cleveland
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
Curitiba
Curitiba
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Opening Night Cleveland Cigdem Slankard
Opening Night Cleveland Cigdem Slankard
Curitiba
Curitiba
Watching butterflies Cleveland
Watching butterflies Cleveland
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
Das Pommes Paradies-Düsseldorf
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Documentary- Stiller Hunger
Documentary- Stiller Hunger
 Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Watching Butterflies Cleveland
Documentary Silent Hunger-Düsseldorf
Documentary Silent Hunger-Düsseldorf
Pune India
Pune India
Curitiba
Curitiba

    WELCOME

In 2030 it is estimated that 167 million children around the world will be living in extreme poverty. It’s an astounding number; so astounding it doesn’t even seem possible. Imagine when this number becomes reality. Think of the real children behind the number, their lives, their struggles, their stories.

 

We want to advocate for them. We are on a mission to make the unfelt, felt; the unspoken, spoken; the hopeless, hopeful. We are 10CHILDREN and we are determined. But how can you bring the enormous reality and the many faces of childhood poverty, closer to the heart?


10CHILDREN will share the stories of children in 10 different cities around the world. Stories that will represent 10 facets of child poverty and will honor the voices of the millions of children experiencing inhumane life circumstances. Take for example Eduardo from Curitiba, Brazil; an indigenous child enduring poverty, because his family was forced to move to the city. Or Emma from Düsseldorf, Germany who is one of the thousands of children in Europe suffering from hunger on a daily basis. Other children live in Cape Town, Mumbai and Cleveland. They show how poverty affects their health; what it’s like to grow up as a girl in a society where only men count; or how living with a disability impacts their chances. One has parents that are never at home. Another only knows the backdrop of constant war.


Their stories must be told and we will use the arts to do so. Art touches the heart and can make the lives and obstacles that these children encounter every day tangible. Not to raise pity. On the contrary. We will show the potential, the resilience, and the strength of the world’s children.

 

In each city, theater makers, filmmakers and visual artists will partner with local organizations and individuals committed to the children’s welfare. Together they create a safe place where children can speak freely. As experts of their own lives, they will share their stories to inspire the creation of a theatre play, a visual art exhibition, a documentary and an educational program. This will create a buzz of excitement. We aim to give the children and their parents the respect they deserve and end their invisibility. We seek to raise awareness within governments, organizations and communities who can provide real change.

 

After all the art projects in the 10 cities are complete, we will gather for the 10CHILDRENfestival, a culminating celebration of the worldwide projects we created and the stories that have been shared. The festival will feature a congress about childhood poverty and honor the voices and solutions of the children themselves. This is when we will all stand as one and say out loud: you have to act. NOW


Liesbeth Coltof, Dennis Meyer

ACTIVITIES

2024

February 12th       Amsterdam       Presentation Academie Theatre & Dance


February 13th       Hasselt             Presentation in Krokusfestival Hasselt (B)


April  14th             Düsseldorf        10CHILDREN Festival


August                  Pune                 Preparation visit


September            Curacao           Preparation visit


September            Düsseldorf        10CHILDREN Documentary


December             Pune                10CHILDREN Festival


  

NEWS

NEWSLETTER

You can read our newsletter May with the latest news here.

10CHILDREN SUPPORTS ACTION DUTCH THEATRE FOR THE CHILDREN OF GAZA

Here you can read the letter in Dutch about the background of the action. We try to raise money to support Theatre Day Productions whose members work with children in Gaza. 

10CHILDREN CLEVELAND AND DÜSSELDORF

Brechtje Zwaneveld wrote a beautiful article on 10CHILDREN Cleveland from June 17 till June 24. You can read the article here. And also on 10CHILDREN Düsseldorf. You can read the article here.

NEW BOARD MEMBERS

10CHILDREN is looking for two new board members. You can read the description here (in Dutch)