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FICA Capoeira Angola Stockholm

Project

FICA Capoeira Angola Stockholm

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Target

A majority immigrant community in Stockholm

Impact

Asa has been practicing Capoeira and training students in Capoeira for over 30 years in Sweden. She has spent significant time in Brazil practicing and learning Capoeira. There, she trained street children and children at the academy in the countryside of Brazil where she was living.

In Tensta, a suburb of Stockholm with a majority conservative, immigrant community (mainly Syrians and Somalis), she teaches Capoeira classes to the kids there with less opportunities than native Swedes. As she participated in a government-funded Stockholm Leaders Education program, she brought two Capoeira students (one Eritrean-born and one Sweden-born of Gambian descent) to Brazil on a field trip to teach them about the roots of Capoeira.

Topics

Marginalised communities
Free4Kids

Contact

Åsa Gustavii
E-mail: ficasweden@yahoo.se

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AFRIKA YETU E.V.

Project

Afrika Yetu e.V.

Location

Berlin, Germany

Target

Afrika Yetu e.V. is a non-profit initiative for development, culture, education and integration and offers classes for dancing, music and capoeira for children and youth of all cultural backgrounds and ages. The main idea is to bridge the African and European cultures and provide a platform to strengthen creativity, self-confidence and intercultural sensitivity through music, dance and play.

Impact

Afrika Yetu e.V. does not only offer capoeira classes, but also teaches salsa, drumming and kizomba to enhance the intercultural dialogue between African and European children and youth and bring more movement into their lives.

Topics

Education
Children and youth development
Intercultural dialogue
Creativity

Contact

Website: http://www.afrika-yetu.de/index.php