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Capoeira Raízes do Brasil – Ensinando com o Berimbau

Project

Capoeira Raízes do Brasil – Ensinando com o Berimbau

Location

Brazil

Target

Social integration of the children in Vargem Bonita community

Impact

The project has created a community where older students take care of the younger ones, helping them with capoeira moves, but also with school work and personal issues. Since to participate in the project, the students need to not have any problems in the school, it is figh

ting for education and against school dropout.

As they keep gender equality in the center of their work, Capoeira Raízes do Brasil also fights against sexism.

Topics

Free4Kids
Marginalised communities

Contact

https://www.facebook.com/RaizesDoBrasilDf/

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Capoeira Auroville

Project

Capoeira Auroville

Location

India, Auroville

Target

The main goal of auroville capoeira is to broaden its scope of action, which involves educating as many villagers as possible, encouraging them to graduate as coaches or teachers, promote the outstanding Auroville Capoeira’s economic model alongside its values and virtues, and expand the ripple in neighbouring villages.

Impact

Broadening the well-working economic model of Auroville and giving free classes to children.

Topics

Free4Kids

Contact

E-mail: capoeira@auroville.org.in

Home page: https://capoeira.auroville.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Auroville.Capoeira/

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Association Capoeira Benin

Project

Association Capoeira Benin

Location

Benin

Target

Association Capoeira’s founder Fassassi believes that Capoeira originates from Benin’s traditional martial arts and was taken to Brazil with people chained from Benin. Mind-building and confidence-strengthening in the local culture is thus the focus of Association Capoeira Benin.

A great number of their students are orphans from a nearby orphanage. Creating opportunities for them is the secondary focus of ACB. The founders are raise their students’ employability.

Impact

After falling in love with capoeira for historical and anthropological reasons, Fassassi started learning capoeira by himself on the internet in 1999. He could get some support from the Brazilian embassy in Benin, and in 2003, he created a group and started teaching capoeira to young fellows.

After realizing how capoeira had helped millions of Brazilians, he endeavoured several capoeira-related social projects, to improve the condition of his young students, and to informally teach them a set of values and virtue.

He figured out that mastering capoeira could allow people in Benin to make a living from it.

Topics

Marginalised communities
Free4Kids
Prisons/Shelters

Contact

http://grupocapoeirabenin.blogspot.fr/

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Int Union of Capoeira Angola Peru-Pakistan (IUCAPP)

Project

International Union of Capoeira Angola Peru-Pakistan

Location

Peru and Pakistan

Target

Vulnerable populations and youth

Impact

Since December 2016, Amar Latif, fellow in the 2017 Changemakers programme, has been organizing IUCAPP’s activities and plans.

 

The project is focused on two closely connected objectives: 1.) catalysing a Capoeira Angola community in Peru and Pakistan and 2.) provision of a high-quality education in the various elements of the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Capoeira Angola and related professional creative and organisational areas. These objectives and activities are centred on humanist and inclusive principles of providing a diverse and holistic education within the context of safe and shared communal space provided for children at risk from the numerous problems of impoverished and violent living environments.

Topics

Marginalised groups
Free4Kids

Contact

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/IUCAPP/about/

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Expression Culturelle de la Capoeira Madagascar (ECCM)

Project

Expression Culturelle de la Capoeira Madagascar (ECCM)

Location

Taoumassina, Madagascar

Target

ECCM aims to support the vulnerable communities of Taoumassina through teaching Capoeira.

Impact

Promoting the social values and educational virtues of capoeira, and moreover, to advocate it as an inclusive way to make the world a better place.

 

Topics

Marginalised communities

 

Contact

Community contact person Gérald Rahajatahirindrainy: pretinhomcte@hotmail.fr

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pretinho.madagascar.capoeira.tamatave/

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Escuela Municipal de Capoeira Social

Project

Escuela Municipal de Capoeira Social

Location

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Target

They work with children, youth, their families and the community of San Isidro in the Bajo Boulogne in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Impact

It focuses in the teaching and training of a discipline that has as basic objectives: the development of physical skills and movement of the body, music and philosophy with broad foundations in values. The fact that it is an intense physical activity generates the promotion of well-being. It takes in consideration the physical, mental and spiritual areas to maintain a healthy life.

It is necessary to follow different components of Capoeira to offer the students not only the discipline in an integral way but also the specific specialization in each one of its components, in different stages and according to their interests: Martial Art as itself, the deployment of its dance, acrobatics as an alternative way of development, the learning of music and song related to the discipline, the manufacture of Instruments and the Portuguese language.

The work modality aims to promote and integrate a collective in social Capoeira, that is, a step beyond the practices that are currently being carried out in capoeira schools in other local areas. Installing in San Isidro a modality that is developed through a more basic work experience but with the possibility of training people to be multipliers so they can lead and replicate these processes in different areas. The practice that we have developed in these six years has given us the possibility of expanding every day the number of people who are part of the Capoeira Social project in San Isidro and San Martín.

Topics

Marginalised communities

Contact

https://www.facebook.com/capoeirasocial