RN Jordan, programs include geriatric programs and children programs. The Children program included regular hospital visits to pediatric wards. When clowns of RED NOSES/ Jordan show-up in the pediatric wards, the air fills with fun, music, dancing and laughter. The joy and empathy that the clowns bring make fear and pain quickly forgotten. Consequently, the child is happily distracted, able to disconnect from the stressful situation they are facing and reconnect with pleasant childhood emotions and the happy environment that the clowns bring along.
Another program for children is the Circus smile program. It is a four days circus-like and clowning workshop conducted by RED NOSES Jordan clowns for children who are affected by crises; mainly refugees. The purpose of this programme is to empower and positively enhance the lives of young individuals in these areas. Two to three clowns provide a workshop for four days where children learn clown pieces, magic tricks, juggling and are prepared to perform what they have learnt in front of an audience. On the final day, care givers and parents are invited to the final performance where their child is the star of the show!
This whole experience is self-fulfilling for the young individuals as they are proud and happy with what they have accomplished. Also, this active participation stimulates the joy of life in the eyes of children, increases their self-awareness and highlights their potentials. It also has a great impact on developing their communication skills and self-expression, teaches them patience and discipline, and strengthens their relationship with their peers, while at the same time they work as part of a group harmoniously, taking turns and sharing fairly, enhancing their sense of belonging