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Luta Pela Paz

Project

Luta Pela Paz

Location

Rio de Janeiro

Target

Luta Pela Paz aims, through the use of their five pillars, to support young people and enable them to become “champions in life.” Their five pillars include boxing and martial arts, education, employability, social support and youth leadership. It has academies in Rio de Janeiro and London, and is present in over 25 countries through partner organizations.

Impact

Through their various programs, Luta Pela Paz has reached over 250,000 children and youth. The many programs feature karate, judo, muay thai, boxing, and of course capoeira. In the academy in Rio, there is a yearly batizado that brings participants from all over the region. In addition to hosting capoeira in Rio, Luta Pela Paz also supports Filhos de Bimba in Beirut, Lebanon.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities

Contact

Email: info@lutapelapaz.org
Website : http://fightforpeace.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LutapelaPaz

 

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Makani ‘My Space’ Zaatri Camp

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Project
Makani ‘My Space’

Location

Makani Center, Za’atari Refugee Camp, District 8

Target

The Makani Center in Za’atari refugee camp holds one of Relief International’s Innovation Labs, that aims to leverage the potential of youth in these uncertain and transitional circumstances. A selected group of 25 young males are encouraged to use social innovation within the camp environment to solve social issues, using Relief International’s resources.

These students are given a social capoeira class weekly that aims to foster a strong community of trust and teamwork. Using physical activity, games and capoeira conventions, this program encourages a safe space where these students can think for themselves and engage in a productive dialogue.

Impact

This two month project will begin to open students minds to new methods of critical thinking and to the connection between physical well-being and mental well-being. Using games, play, movements and music, these classes foster a positive energy that helps release stress, allow the students to focus on bodily movement and therefore reduce the impact of social expectations and pressures.

These students have quickly obtained a passion for capoeira, seeing it as a new way of thinking and recognising its benefits for self-confidence and teamwork.

Topics

#Free4Kids
#Refugee Camps

Contact

hello@capoeira4refugees.org

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Casa da Capoeira

Project

Casa da Capoeira

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Target

Casa Da Capoeira is continually looking to form lasting and effective partnerships with non-profit organizations and local communities. Contributing to the social wellbeing and uplifting of a community is a core component of Casa da Capoeira’s values.

They currently hold monthly rodas, open to all students from around Johannesburg, and carry an ‘entry fee’ of a minimum of 1kg of non-perishable food. Recently, CDC has formed a working relationship with MaAfrika Tikkun which will ensure that the food collected on a monthly basis will go to those who need it most.

Impact

The non-perishable food that is donated by Casa Da Capoeira has been gratefully received by orphaned and vulnerable children at the MaAfrika Tikkun Diepsloot ‘Wings of Life’, Orange Farm ‘Arekopaneng’ and Alexandra ‘Phuthaditjaba’ Community Centres. The cooks that prepare fresh, healthy food at these Community Centres on a daily basis are grateful for the donations.

Topics

Children and youth development

Contact

Website:
http://www.capoeirasa.co.za/about-capoeira/social-responsibility
E-mail:
paulo@capoeirasa.co.za

Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/Casa-Da-Capoeira-UJ-188127801277741/

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CAPOEIRA EDUCATION YOUTH ASSOCIATION

Project

Capoeira in Camberwell – Community Project

Location

Cape Town, South Africa

Target

CEYA aims to be an agent for positive child and youth development through capoeira in high risk areas. CEYA uses capoeira to develop and unite children and youth to become healthy and socially constructive citizens.

Impact

Most children have regular exposure to gang activity, substance abuse and violence. CEYA uses capoeira as a tool for youth development, peace education and social integration.

Topics

Social inclusion
Children and youth development
Education
Health

Contact

Office 9, 51 Station Road
Observatory, 7925
Cape Town, South Africa

+27 (0) 83 5066026
+27 (0) 21 4474375

http://www.ceyassociation.org.za/?page_id=9

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ABADA CAPOEIRA CONGO SOCIETY

Project

Capoeira for Peace Programme

Location

Goma, Congo

Target

Capoeira for Peace was founded to bring capoeira, free of charge, to young Congolese, especially children living on the streets.

Impact

The initiative involves introducing children formerly associated with armed forces and groups to the practice of capoeira to facilitate their reintegration into their communities.

Topics

Social inclusion
Children and youth development
Education
Health

Contact

B.P. 7248 Kin 1

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

https://fr-fr.facebook.com/UNICEFRDC/posts/803212466394113

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CAPOEIRA MARAZUL

Project

Mar Azul Social Project

Location

Maputo, Mozambique

Target

The independent social project ‘MarAzul’ started in 2003 when Mestre Joãozinho da Figueira was living in Maputo and started offering free classes to children at the Penha Palhota. The Penha Palhota was an area by the sea, with the shade of coconut trees, but was full of rubbish, so the first step was to buy lots of brooms and start cleaning!

Impact

The classes are not just about capoeira – the children do a variety of activities including learning the musical instruments and songs from capoeira, African dance, drawing, group games, and thematic workshops where they explore different topics relating to health, hygiene, environment and education.

Topics

Environment
Education
Health
Creativity

Contact

Capoeira MarAzul is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, No 6308976.
Maputo – Mozambique

(+258) 82 751 8790 (António)
mozambique@marazul.co.uk