From Jordan to Peru, capoeira training brings fun, exercise and release to children and youth suffering the trauma of war, displacement and discrimination. Our support empowers the trainers to grow their projects, become sustainable and continue creating positive change in vulnerable communities.
We are seeking out social capoeira projects all over the world to be included in our Social Capoeira Hub – a growing community of organisations. If you could benefit from the Hub’s connections and conversations, get in touch with us to join! Only the projects in the Hub are eligible for applying for the Capoeira Changemakers Programme.
We measurably improve the mental and physical health of children impacted by war and conflict. Our research shows real results in many of the camps and host communities we’ve been involved with. Regular capoeira trainings assist children and youth in coping with the harsh reality of living in conflict zones or marginalised communities.
“Capoeira allows children to channel anger and frustration in a safe and healthy way. It has positively affected almost all psychosocial issues affecting at risk children and youth, most, quite significantly”
Mark BrasilfordUNRWA Senior Child Protection Specialist, Palestine 2009
“I like all [aspects of capoeira] but especially the music and songs, because I don’t only move but also listen to nice music. I also love it when we do the movements and run around.”
“UNRWA have always understood that sport can play an important stabilising role for communities experiencing emergency situations or deprivation of any kind. Having worked with Bidna Capoeira I think they have the professionalism, innovation and dynamism as an organisation to help in many of the world’s problem areas.”
Roger Hearn Head of Mission, UNRWA Syria 2010
“We build relationships and trust as soon as we shake hands. We trust that we will do the exercise together and at the end, to finish and say good job to each other.”
Ali (Name changed) Student (13y) Za’atari Refugee Camp, 2016
Would you like to become our next social media coordinator?
We are looking for a new social media coordinator to join our Berlin team! If you have some experience, are full of ideas and love keeping your activities organised,…
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As reporting and data collection in the development industry become more central, grassroots actors are losing their ability to focus on their work and the people they should be helping. Tarek Alsaleh has participated in a TEDx Talk…
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Proyecto Casa Quilombo
Proyecto Casa Quilombo aims to create a permanent spacefor Capoeira Angola, which serves as the basis for the generation of social and cultural projects with a focus on human…
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Bidna Capoeira is trading as Capoeira4Refugees; Is a non-governmental organisation registered in the United Kingdom.
Charity Number: 1139987