Entries by naima

Sport For Impact

By Marianna Castaldo Many studies show how large of an impact physical exercise – from running to water sports, from football to aerobics and martial arts, from horse riding to trampoline training, and so on – has on children with special needs. At Capoeira4Refugees (C4R) where we made our mission to spread the martial art […]

Women for Peace: Community-Empowerment and Capacity-building in Al Raqqa Syria

By: ALessia Baker Women for Peace is a local civil society organisation operating in North and East Syria since 2017. It’s core mission is to empower and offer protection to the local community in the region, especially women, children and adolescents. Women for Peace is committed to strengthening education, capacity building, together with building economic […]

Capoeira4Refugees for Education in Al-Raqqa

By: Marianna Castaldo Amidst the devastating consequences of the Syrian War, Capoeira4Refugees was able to assist 130.000 students and many young locals and families in Al-Raqqa renovating and giving back safe learning spaces to the community, where a sense of normalcy could have brought back. Among the many, tragic consequences of the 10-year long conflict, […]

Meet the Capoeira Trainers: Mohammed

Mohammed shares his experiences in Raqqa By: Catri Foot Mohammed became a trainer, because of his love of the special sport. There he saw a chance to provide a new culture for both himself and the community that he lives in, as well as a job opportunity that suited him.  He mentions what distinguishes the […]

Meet the Capoeira Trainers: Ali

Ali shares his experiences in Raqqa  By: Alessia Baker It was the harmony and movements of capoeira that attracted Ali to explore the new sport in Raqqa. In a game of capoeira, there were no discussions among the children about who had won, as it often happened during a game of football. Capoeira has a […]

Meet the Capoeira trainers: Abd

By: Catri Foot This sport is different from all the sports. Whoever follows it or watches it, it’s obvious that it’s different from all the sports Our Capoeira trainer Abd, thinks sports in general are perfect for entertaining oneself, especially children. He agrees with Fares, another trainer in the sense of justice that arises from […]