Social Capoeira projects in Europe.

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Projeto Regional Beiru

Project

UNICAR München: Projeto Regional Beiru

Location

Munich, Germany & Beiru, Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Target

Projeto Regional Beiru reaches children from socially disadvantaged families in Brazil.

Impact

Enabled by the Projeto Regional Beiru, three young capoeiristas from Beiru visited Germany and Austria to get to know another culture and perspective. Project Beiro also gives free capoeira lessons to children from socially disadvantaged families.

Topics

Arts
Music
Children and youth development
Intercultural understanding

Contact

Mestre Saguin
E-mail: kontakt@capoeira-muenchen.de
Website: http://www.capoeira-muenchen.de/contact/beiru-bahia-brasilien/?L=1
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CapoeiraUNICAR
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UNICARMUC/

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ABADÁ CAPOEIRA STOCKHOLM

Project

ABADÁ Capoeira Capoeira for Refugees

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Target

ABADÁ-Capoeira seeks to promote cultural and human values based on respect, socialization and freedom. It hopes to accomplish these goals by spreading the art of capoeira in and through universities, schools, clubs, associations and diverse communities. A special focus lies on refugees, with the social project Capoeira for Refugees.

Impact

By emphasizing the lessons inherent in its Brazilian cultural and historic roots, the project aims at promoting social integration between people of different backgrounds and classes, while keeping sight of its social goals. Furthermore, ABADÁ-Capoeira seeks to instill good character, dignity and strong personal values in its students, particularly in children, youth and refugees.

Topics

Arts
Education
Intercultural dialogue
Children and youth development

Contact

Website: www.abadacapoeirasthlm.com
E-mail: abadacapoeirastockholm@gmail.com

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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

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CAPOEIRA AMAZONA

Project

Tribo Moderna

Location

Zaprešić, Croacia

Target

Tribo Moderna (Modern Tribe) is a project brought by Capoeira Amazonas in cooperation with Zaprešić Youth Center. It is based on promoting tolerance and non-violence through capoeira activities, but also by active involvement in local communities. Project is based on inclusion of children with risk behaviours or from excluded families into capoeira group in their school.

Impact

Project includes capoeira trainings, psychological consulting for parents, individual volunteer work where capoeira students are helping children to improve life skills and school success local community activities – where capoeira activities are used to make big publicity and promote values of tolerance and non violence.

Topics

Children and youth development
Social Integration
Education
Youth Leadership
Resilience

Contact

Capoeira Tool for a Change
Savska cesta 166, 10000
Zagreb, Croatia
http://amazonas.hr/capoeiratool
Twitter and Facebook

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CAPOEIRA AMAZONAS ZAGREB

Project

Fighting with a heart

Location

Brno, Czech Republic

Target

Project focused on children with risky or offending behaviour, from dysfunctional and poor families of excluded areas and ghettos in the Brno city. Additionally, pupils of boarding schools for children with special educational needs are included in the project.

Impact

Capoeira helps create alternative options to the risky and criminal behaviour, helping them them create new positive attitudes and values.

Topics

Children and youth at risk
Social Integration
Health
Youth
Leadership Resilience

Contact

Capoeira Tool for a Change
Savska cesta 166, 10000
Zagreb, Croatia
http://amazonas.hr/capoeiratool
https://www.facebook.com/AmazonasHR/