Acrobatics Circus Troupe (ACT) was founded in 2019 to empower the children in Katwe and to keep them away from the violence, drugs and gang activity that are prevalent in their community. What started as a few people getting together to learn how to juggle has grown into a 501c3 nonprofit supporting over 225 children.
Through circus performance, we teach our athletes the importance of teamwork, trust, patience, and consistency. We provide all of ACT’s members with scholastic materials, porridge and clothing. We have also been able to get 13 children back into the classroom through our school sponsorship program.
As our athletes reach adulthood, we look for ways to economically support them through coaching opportunities and circus shows. We have developed numerous talented athletes who have performed across Uganda and internationally.
ACT’s programs are free to participants, with financial support coming from our generous donors and partner organizations.