Artistic Director at Circus Zambia, Zambia
Gift Chansa is the founder of Circus Zambia – a creative hub and a company that equips young people with circus, life skills, social skills, entrepreneurship and job opportunities. Gift is extremely passionate about working with young people – he spends a lot of his time talking about solutions for a better tomorrow through the performing arts. Circus Zambia supports almost 30 young people with extra tuition and school fees. Since he was a teenager Gift has performed in almost 15 countries including USA, Japan, the United Kingdom and around Africa, and has performed for many global dignitaries including Banki Moon, Bill Clinton, the Duke of Sussex – Prince Harry. Gift studied Circus in the Netherlands at Fonty’s Performance Academy and in Wuqiao, China in Acrobatics. He also holds a diploma in project management. He is a @TEDx speaker, MTV staying Alive Squad ambassador, Prestigious Life+ Award winner and most recently was a recipient of The Queens Young Leaders 2018 Award.