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Capo4Kids

Project

Capo4Kids

Location

Chicago, IL, USA

Target

Capoeira for kids (CAPO4KIDS©) is a cultural and comprehensive enrichment program, designed to promote a sense of wellbeing in children of all ages. Capo4Kids defines wellbeing as a state of wellness (being in good physical and mental/emotional health) infused with a sense of social and environmental responsibility.

Impact

CAPO4KIDS© gives rise to children’s sense of self-worth (a belief of their worthiness and about how they deserve to be treated) and self-esteem (a belief of how capable, competent and valued they are) through connection learning. Connecting to children’s emotional needs is as important as connecting to their physical needs. And one of children’s most basic emotional needs is to be treated with respect. Social interactions rooted in respect for oneself and others are an immanent part of Capoeira Angola since Capoeira cannot be played alone.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities

Contact

Website: http://www.capo4kids.org/
Email: info@quilombocenter.org

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Nukanti: Jugando por la Libertad

Project

Nukanti: Jugando por la Libertad

Location

Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá, Colombia

Target

Playing for Freedom is an award-winning capoeira program aimed at providing psychosocial support to children and youth affected by extreme poverty, violence and forced displacement in Colombia, using capoeira as a tool.

Impact

Currently, the program is active in Ciudad Bolívar, one of the most populated slums on the outskirts of Bogotá, where the majority of the population is internally displaced people (IDPs). Since its beginning in 2008 the program has benefitted nearly 300 children and youth from vulnerable sectors.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities
#Free4Kids

Contact

Website: http://www.nukantifoundation.org/playing-for-freedom-1/
Email: info@nukantifoundation.org

Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NukantiFoundation
Twitter: www.twitter.com/Nukanti

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Brasil Without Barriers

Project

Brasil Without Barriers

Location

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Target

Brasil Without Borders aims to break down the barriers of social and educational change in Brazil by strengthening community-based organizations that educate and empower, providing opportunities, tools, and resources, supporting community leadership, mentoring, and teacher training, preserving Afro-Brazilian arts and culture, and facilitating global awareness, cultural exchanges and collaborations

Impact

ABCR offers free classes for children and adults in computer literacy, basketball, capoeira, traditional Afro-Brazilian embroidery, and homework tutoring. At various times throughout the year, ABCR offers other classes such as guitar, arts and crafts, and more. Since they opened their doors in May 2009, they’ve maintained an average of 80-100 students registered for their classes, over 80% of them are young children under 15 years old. ABCR does more than offer free classes.

Throughout the year, ABCR volunteers teach women arts and crafts and/or embroidery, a marketable skill they can use to supplement or create an income. The specific style of traditional African embroidery-needlework that they teach is very popular in Bahia as decoration for dresses, scarves, and household items like napkins and tablecloths. It is always made by hand. Adult and children both learn to make various types of handicrafts that can be sold to locals and tourists.

Topics

Arts
Education
Music
Children and Youth development

Contact

Website: http://www.brazilwithoutbarriers.org/home.html
Email: brazilwithoutbarriers@yahoo.com

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/BrazilWithoutBarriers/?pnref=lhc

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World Capoeira Arts Foundation: Projeto Maculelê

Project

World Capoeira Arts Foundation: Projeto Maculelê

Location

Decatur, Georgia, USA

Target

Projeto Maculelê was created to enrich the lives of at-risk children in poor neighborhoods throughout Brazil and in the USA. Many of these children suffer from malnutrition, lack of appropriate adult attention, and other conditions related to poverty. Without motivation and self-confidence building, these children often fall victim to the world of crime and drugs.

Impact

Maculelê’s projects touch the lives of many children, offering an opportunity for a healthier, better life through personal growth. They aim to create safe learning environments, art and culture workshops, health education, reliable role models, and nutritious snacks.

Through capoeira, they open a dialogue with the children to discover who they are, why are they special, where they come from, and how to find positive solutions to seemingly impossible problems. As they learn capoeira, its music, history and philosophy, they develop physical and emotional strength to solve problems, make friends, and develop their self-esteem.

Topics

Arts
Education
Music
Children and youth development

Contact

Website:
http://www.maculele.org/

Social Media:
https://www.facebook.com/CapoeiraDecatur/?fref=ts

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London School of Capoeira Herança: LSCapoeira Charity

Project

London School of Capoeira Herança: LSCapoeira Charity

Location

London, UK

Target

The London School of Capoeira Charity was established in 1995 to promote Capoeira as a cultural instrument as well as an educational tool. The charity reaches out to communities and individuals, facilitating joyful learning experiences of one of the most popular and enriching elements of the cultural heritage of Brazil, Capoeira.

Impact

The London School of Capoeira (LSC) champions wellbeing, health and a positive lifestyle through the practice and promotion of Capoeira and works to establish Capoeira as a mainstream art form in the UK.
The directors and members of the LSC work together to promote these values (wellbeing, health and positive lifestyle) through the art of Capoeira among children, adults, senior adults and minorities groups. Our work is extensive covering primary and secondary schools, arts and sport centres, theatres and museums in London and throughout the UK.

Topics

Arts
Education
Music
Children and Youth development
Culture

Contact

Website: http://www.londonschoolofcapoeira.com/component/k2/item/109-lsc-charity
Email: info@londonschoolofcapoeira.com

Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/176084979200/
Twitter: @londoncapoeira

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Capoeira Ibeca: Projeto: FORMIGUINHA

Project

Capoeira Ibeca: Projeto: Forminguinha

Location

Vila Unão, São Paolo, Brazil

Target

CAPOEIRA IBECA has set up a social project for children from less affluent families. The aim of this project is to get children off the streets and avoid contact with drugs and crime. What started as a community project, is now visited by children from the entire region. Through the support of parents, schools and neighbourhood associations, Projeto Formiguinha promotes the positive development of children.

Impact

The project offers various activities such Capoeira-, craft, music and dance classes, presentations and parties to bring the inhabitants of the region closer together.

Topics

Arts
Education
Music
Children and Youth development

Contact

Website:
http://capoeiraibeca.com/over-ons/sociale-projecten/?lang=nl
E-mail:
formigacapoeira@gmail.com

Social media:
https://www.facebook.com/CapoeiraIbeca/?fref=ts