Magicians Without Borders

 

Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks

Last year, magician Tom Verner and his wife Janet Fredericks represented the best of Magic and the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina in fourteen shows for more than 1,300 children in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Srebrenica, Zivinice, Banja Luka, Bosanski Petrovac and Mostar.

 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina commended the couple and their organization, Magicians Without Borders (?MWB?) in 2003.

 

This year, the couple moved their show south to Shillong in the Indian State of Meghalya, India ?to bring love and laughter to millions of destitutes and orphans – through magic.?  They founded MWB and survive entirely on private donations.  The mission of their non-profit organization is to bring magic shows to refugee camps around the world.

 

“In orphanages and other destitute homes, love and laughter are a rare commodity. We have love inside our families but not in the community. Magic is an avenue to bring joy and laughter to the hapless,” Mr. Verner told reporters for PTI.

 

Mr. Verner is a psychology teacher and an artist, and with his wife Ms. Fredericks, have been performing in various schools and destitute homes at Shillong including one at the Raj Bhawan for the past nine days.

 

The couple has performed in Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Croatia. 

 

Thanks to Mr. Verner and Ms. Fredericks for making the world a better place and making magic a part of their mission.  They make us all look good. 


 

Tom Verner and Janet Fredericks

Last year, magician Tom Verner and his wife Janet Fredericks represented the best of Magic and the United Nations in Bosnia and Herzegovina in fourteen shows for more than 1,300 children in Sarajevo, Tuzla, Srebrenica, Zivinice, Banja Luka, Bosanski Petrovac and Mostar.

 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina commended the couple and their organization, Magicians Without Borders (?MWB?) in 2003.

 

This year, the couple moved their show south to Shillong in the Indian State of Meghalya, India ?to bring love and laughter to millions of destitutes and orphans – through magic.?  They founded MWB and survive entirely on private donations.  The mission of their non-profit organization is to bring magic shows to refugee camps around the world.

 

“In orphanages and other destitute homes, love and laughter are a rare commodity. We have love inside our families but not in the community. Magic is an avenue to bring joy and laughter to the hapless,” Mr. Verner told reporters for PTI.

 

Mr. Verner is a psychology teacher and an artist, and with his wife Ms. Fredericks, have been performing in various schools and destitute homes at Shillong including one at the Raj Bhawan for the past nine days.

 

The couple has performed in Ethiopia, Haiti, Kosovo, Macedonia, Bosnia and Croatia. 

 

Thanks to Mr. Verner and Ms. Fredericks for making the world a better place and making magic a part of their mission.  They make us all look good. 

 

To read more about MWB click here for their official website.

Read an article about their most recent shows in India here.

Check out the United Nations High Commissioner Report on MWB?s work in Bosnia and Herzegovina here.

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