Entries by naima

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 […]

Meet the Capoeira Trainers: Fares

Fares shares his experience as a capoeira trainer in Raqqa By Alessia Baker Fares became a trainer in 2013, he came to know capoeira through Amr Al Berzawi, another trainer that arrived in Al Raqqa, Syria, and started organising classes for children in the house where he lived. The first thing that attracted Fares’ curiosity […]

FrontlineAid: A tech driven solution to localising aid

By: Alessia Baker FrontlineAid was born from the search for a practical and transparent solution for the remote management of locally owned projects, in order to support the operations of local organisations and facilitate their access to funding. The background story: challenges to accessing funding  It is often the case that many local organisations in […]