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Organisational development

Capacity: C4R hired a new Regional Manager as part of investing in the infrastructure (and therefore long term sustainability) of Capoeira4Refugees.

Policies and HR: C4R also invested in developing its HR infrastructure including its communications policy.  The communications policy is part of training on media outreach,  stressing the importance of child protection and media ethics.

Technology: C4R was also proud to launch its monitoring and evaluation app, developed in partnership with Dharma.  This tool allows capoeira projects to be monitored remotely.

Meet our Changemakers

Capoeira Changemakers Programme Fellowship

#IamAChangemaker Award: 1st August – Ongoing

As part of the launch of the new Capoeira Changemakers Programme we developed a campaign to help people go through the application process.

Media created included videos on how to apply, as well as transparently outlining the application process on our website.

Meet the Changemakers Awardees 

Media coverage

Robert Bosch Stiftung visit and article THE DANCE OF LIBERATION

C4R, CEO Ummul Choudhury in Peace and Sports about TACKLING  MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OF REFUGEE CHILDREN THROUGH SPORT

Article about INNOVATORS IN MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING (MEAL) on Action sports for development and peace

Media / Awards

Capoeira4Refugees has been widely represented on a variety of different platforms through international media, awards, and conferences.  The below is a sample of the type of coverage that C4R receives.

Check out all C4R Media Coverage – stored on Delicious

Videos

Research

We want to generate impact far beyond the delivery of our own projects by helping unleash the power of capoeira on a global scale.
To do this we are launching a resource hub that will openly share our experience of how to work in difficult cultural settings, in the midst of war and conflict, by connecting the global capoeira community, and advance our shared goals of promoting capoeira as a positive tool for vulnerable communities.

By creating a network through the hub we can mobilise our supporter base to magnify the impact of capoeira community projects as a whole. This will make it easier to source funding, resources, and support – for everyone.

Initially we will:

  • Create a unique database of at least 100 capoeira community projects across the globe; connecting them with one another, where volunteers/potential donors can then go and support.
  • Share research, training videos, methods, and best practice
  • Will give the opportunity to apply for #IamAChangemaker Award

Original Reserach

Capoeira has a proven impact in helping vulnerable communities.  Use this research to help you justify the outcomes and impact of your social project.

From 2013 to 2015, Capoeira4Refugees, in collaboration with the University of East London, participated in a two-year field study of the effects of capoeira on refugee children and youth in Palestine and Syria. Authored by Dr Kathryn Kraft and Hannah Prytherch. C4R_Psychosocial Impact of Capoeira4Refugee children and youth | Click here to read the Synopsis.


Capoeira Songs for vulnuerable kids

Do you want to tackle issues such as solving conflicts without using violence? What is the place of girls and women in society?  Or how does capoeira’s history and search for freedom relate to our own challenges in modern society?  These songs are a tool to help open up these conversations. Do you have Songs and/or Stories which you think we should discuss with the Students? We love to hear from you!

Click below to download:

As vezes me chaman de negro

Dona Maria do Camboatá

Marinheiro so

Paranae_GS

Vai voce


Measuring your Capoeira Impact


How to raise money

Note: We will continue to develop this page and hopefully soon we will be able to share more advice, and templates you can use to promote your Capoeira project.

A good start would be if you could think about these three questions.

What makes someone want to give money to your project?

There are many ways but some quick take-aways are:

  1. Explain your project in one compelling sentence. Anyone should easily understand what you are trying to do.
  2. Record a 1:30min Video and share your story!
  3. Make a list of people you think could invest in your project or could help you find other people who can. Track your network. Your network will be key to your success.

Can you Bootstrap and do you have a long breath?

There is a very good book we would like to recommend. “The art of the start” from Guy Kawasaki. Get it, read it..!

A lot of the time it will be you (or one of your team members) whose personal relationships will bring in support for your Project.

Many times you may have a brilliant project, but if you can’t share why your Project is great, it is really difficult to get support.  You don’t even have to be a great writer, having a strong presence on the web, using social media, sharing pictures and videos will all help you raise money.  Money that will help you create a better world.


Best Practice

This is work in progress… Capoeira4Refugees, along with fellow NGOs, has done significant work around advocacy and the Best Practice consultation to ensure that Capoeira’ voices are heard. We want to share here templates, databases, and advice you could use especially tailored for the context of Capoeira. We are on it!


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