Circus Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

June 6, 2022 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Other

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Help us raise funds to build Ethiopia’s first permanent hard top circus centre and training facility!

You can help us give our social circus participants, circus students, and professional circus artists real opportunities to transform their lives.

Get together with your community, choose one of the registry items, and aim to reach the target. Start now and encourage your friends to choose the Circus Center, Addis Ababa as their Christmas donation!

In Ethiopia, circus participants often train in poor conditions with inadequate safety apparatus, inadequate lighting, and sub-standard equipment. They need to constantly pack up equipment in shared spaces, and they have no regularly accessible venue to present their performances. For many of these students and artists, not even their family, friends or local community have seen them perform.

To address these issues, the Circus Center has been developed as a sustainable organisation. Situated in the stunning Entoto Park, its classes programs and culturally inspired performances will attract local and international visitors. There will also be ongoing free programs for local schools and community groups.

The Circus Center, Addis Ababa will:
1. Provide genuine, ongoing training and employment opportunities for the youth of Ethiopia
2. Highlight Ethiopia’s extraordinary circus artists, and
3. Showcase Ethiopian Culture.

The Circus Center, Addis Ababa is an initiative of Sosina Wogayehu, Director of Gamo Circus School and Ethiocircus Entertainment.

This gift registry will raise funds for the first AU$500,000 towards building the Circus Center. Every contribution makes a difference.

Choose from circus equipment or direct building contributions. Check them all out below.

Circus Juggling and Manipulation Pack

Circus Juggling and Manipulation Pack

1 contribution

$290 remaining

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Hula Hoops and Dabiolos pack

Hula Hoops and Dabiolos pack

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$500 remaining

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Cigar Boxes

Cigar Boxes

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$350 remaining

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Rola Bola Collection

Rola Bola Collection

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$800 remaining

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Trapezes (Dance, Swinging, Doubles)

Trapezes (Dance, Swinging, Doubles)

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$2300 remaining

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Aerial Nets

Aerial Nets

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$1200 remaining

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Large Object Manipulation

Large Object Manipulation

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$700 remaining

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Juggling Hats

Juggling Hats

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$800 remaining

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Balance Ladder

Balance Ladder

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Main Entrance Gate

Main Entrance Gate

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Lyra x 2

Lyra x 2

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Children's Zone

Children's Zone

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$2500 remaining

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Various Mats

Various Mats

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$3000 remaining

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Icarian Games Chairs

Icarian Games Chairs

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$300 remaining

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Contortion Stands

Contortion Stands

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$3200 remaining

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Centre Ring Carpet

Centre Ring Carpet

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$3500 remaining

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Juggling Clubs

Juggling Clubs

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$3500 remaining

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Hoop Diving Set (Custom)

Hoop Diving Set (Custom)

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$4000 remaining

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Mini-Tramps

Mini-Tramps

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$4000 remaining

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Tumbling Runs

Tumbling Runs

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$4500 remaining

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Olympic Trampoline

Olympic Trampoline

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$5000 remaining

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Backstage Floor Base

Backstage Floor Base

Help make a space for the acrobats to warm up

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$6000 remaining

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Stage Curtains

Stage Curtains

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$6000 remaining

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Crash Mats

Crash Mats

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$6000 remaining

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Shop Epuipment

Shop Epuipment

Help us buy the equipment for this shop to make the Circus Center sustainable

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$8000 remaining

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Cafeteria Equipment

Cafeteria Equipment

Help us buy the equipment for this cafe to make the Circus Center sustainable

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$8000 remaining

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Rigging Equipment

Rigging Equipment

Help us buy the gear to keep our acrobats safe

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$9000 remaining

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Row of Seating

Row of Seating

Help us buy a row of seating for the audience

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$10000 remaining

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Row of Seating

Row of Seating

Help us buy a row of seating for the audience

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$10000 remaining

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Row of Seating

Row of Seating

Help us buy a row of seating for the audience

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$10000 remaining

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Row of Seating

Row of Seating

Help us buy a row of seating for the audience

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$10000 remaining

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Row of Seating

Row of Seating

Help us buy a row of seating for the audience

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$10000 remaining

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Row of Seating

Row of Seating

Help us buy a row of seating for the audience

0 contributions

$10000 remaining

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Power Tumbling Run (built in)

Power Tumbling Run (built in)

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$10000 remaining

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Ticket Office and Merchandise Shop

Ticket Office and Merchandise Shop

Help us buld a shop to make the Circus Center sustainable

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$12000 remaining

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Changing Rooms

Changing Rooms

Help us build a place for the acrobats to get ready

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$15000 remaining

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Sound System

Sound System

Help us create a state of the art sound system for the acrobats and the audience

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$15000 remaining

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Site Preparation Phase 1

Site Preparation Phase 1

Help us prepare the site for building the Circus Center

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$20000 remaining

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Site Preparation Phase 2

Site Preparation Phase 2

Help us prepare the site for building the Circus Center

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$20000 remaining

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Center Ring Floor Base

Center Ring Floor Base

Help us create a safe and durable floor the for Circus Center Big Top

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$20000 remaining

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Children's Zone Equipment

Children's Zone Equipment

Help create a great play space for kids

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$20000 remaining

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Cafeteria Building

Cafeteria Building

Help us build a café to make the Circus Center sustainable

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$25000 remaining

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Circus Lighting

Circus Lighting

Help us buy a lighting system to make our acrobats look amazing

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$50000 remaining

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Circus Studio

Circus Studio

Help us build a studio for young people to experience, learn and train circus skills

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$65000 remaining

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Dance Studio

Dance Studio

Help us build a studio for young people to experience, learn and train movement skills

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$65000 remaining

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Big Top Infrastructure

Big Top Infrastructure

Help us build a hard top circus building engineered for circus

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$70000 remaining

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