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Escuela de Capoeira Nago-Peru: Proyecto Educativo IWA PELE

Project

Escuela de Capoeira Nago-Peru:Proyecto Educativo Iwa Pele

Location

Alto da Bela Vista, Itapuã, Brazil

Target

The Iwa Pele project was set up in 2012 to address issues of social exclusion and marginalisation affecting poor, mainly Afro-descendant communities in Lima, Peru. Voluntary staff work with children in the Municipality of La Victoria, a district affected by high rates of poverty, violence and social exclusion. Through a range of artistic, cultural and educational activities including dance, percussion and drawing, the Iwa Pele project provides a safe and friendly space for vulnerable children from the community to develop personal and social skills to better confront the everyday challenges that they face.

Impact

Since 2013 the Iwa Pele project has been offering the children weekly Capoeira classes with Profesor Fernando Hurtado from Capoeira Nago-Peru. The classes enable the children to develop important skills such as confidence, self-esteem and discipline providing them with a non-violent approach to challenging the community violence around them. Through learning about the Afro-descendant history and roots of Capoeira they are also able to develop greater understanding and connection with their own African roots and identity, giving them a much needed sense of pride in their community’s culture and history.

Topics

Arts
Education
Music
Children and Youth development

Contact

Website:
http://www.puntosdecultura.pe/puntoscultura/proyecto-educativo-iwa-pele
Email:
milenacarranzav@gmail.com
Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/proyectoeducativoiwapele/?fref=nf
https://www.facebook.com/nagoperu/

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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 Feminista

Project

Capoeira Feminista

Location

Recife, Brazil

Target

This group targets the “City of Lost Children”, a community close to Recife, Brazil. It is an underserved community with high levels of poverty and drug trafficking. There is no accessible public health care, libraries, playgrounds, or community centers.

Impact

Former street youth who grew up in the community have developed a peer teaching project that focuses on empowerment through art. On the streets, they teach four classes a week, including Capoeira, hip-hop, visual art, music, circus and skateboarding, reaching over 400 children a month. Thus, their classes create a positive environment for children, building peace amongst rivals, and ensuring that children get healthy snacks.

To create a safe space at all times of day, they hope to install outdoor public lighting and build a cover for the only recreational space: a concrete soccer rectangle. Their future goal is to build an art school/community center for children and youth. It should have a community kitchen to prepare hot lunches for kids and families, a food bank, a library, free internet access with computers, dance/movement/art studio, small cafe and retail store to teach employment skills and generate income and educational courses.

Topics

Arts
Education
Music
Children and Youth development

Contact

Website:
https://www.gofundme.com/cityoflostchildren

Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/tixacapoeira/

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AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CAPOEIRA & ARTS FROM BRAZIL

Project

Project Capoeira

Location

Maryland, USA

Target

Project Capoeira fosters community and intercultural understanding and builds confidence and positive citizenship among disadvantaged groups, particularly Latino youth.

Impact

Project Capoeira provides support through capoeira classes to youth coming from disadvantaged contexts. This project promotes both strong physical and emotional development while allowing children to learn respect, courtesy and social skills.

Topics

Social inclusion
Youth development
Education
Health
Arts

Contact

Email: ascabdoutor@aol.com
Website: http://www.projectcapoeira.com/

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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

http://ponabana.com/how-capoeira-is-liberating-children-released-from-armed-forces-and-groups/?lang=en

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