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Dr Klown Day

To celebrate its 6th year in Malta, Dr KIown are organising a fun-filled ‘’Dr Klown Day’’ with the aim of increasing public awareness about our organisation. Over the past 6 years, Klown Doctors has visited over 10,000 children, bringing them relief from pain, stress and boredom in local hospital wards. This year we would like […]

More than 700 clowns at Mellieha Primary School

May 9, Mellieha primary School celebrated Clown Day. All students and staff came to school wearing colourful clown costumes. There were over 700 clowns at school. Says Ms Cordina: “The main aim was to help lift the spirits and boost the morale of our students who not always have an easy life. We also managed […]

Patch Adams Conference

A group of 8 Dr Klown volunteers visited a 2-day workshop followed by a Conference by Dr Hunter “Patch” Adams in Genova, well known from the film “Patch” in which he was impersonated by the late Robin Williams. The workshop was attended by 140 clown doctors, mainly from Italy, whilst the Conference attracted a public […]

Clown Skills Seminar a success

The clown skills training seminar for the Klown Doctors, held 4 and 5 February, under the leadership of Mr John Wright, Artistic Director, London, taught us new skills and deepened our insight in what it means to be a Clown. We are already introducing these new techniques during our visits to the children’s wards in […]

Teambuilding Event

All Dr Klown volunteers gathered to discuss possibilities to improve the services delivered to children in hospital and ways to enhance co-operation and the smooth running of the Association. Many ideas were brought forward that will be implemented over the coming year.

Chris Mamo’s Marathons Project 20-20-20

We can finally, and proudly, an nounce that the Project 20-20-20 has finally reached completion and that 20 beds have been installed in the paediatric wards that will benefit a number of parents of hospitalised children by giving them better sleeping conditions whilst caring for their children. During the inauguration of the beds at Mater […]

Specialised Clown Doctor training

The troupe of Klown Doctors has increased to reach 26 in November 2015 after an initial training programme in artistic skills and basic hospital clowning competences for the new recruits. The programme was led by Ms Laurence Quetel, a seasoned clown trainer and herself a hospital clown working with the Cliniclowns in The Netherlands and […]

Successful completion of Development programme

A programme to enhance the hospital clown skills of the Klown Doctors who visit hospitalised children in Mater Dei every week, was successfully concluded. The programme started in March 2015 with a live in training session spanning over 2 days (Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 March) and was followed by Peer session meetings to integrate […]