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Fundação Catarinense de Educação Especial, CEDUF

Project

Fundação Catarinense de Educação Especial, CEDUF – Centro de Educação Física

Location

Nossa Senhora do Rosário, Sao Jose, Santa Catarina, Brazil

Target

The objective of CEDUF is to produce knowledge, train professionals, advise special education services in the area of ​​Physical School Education, Physical Activity and Health and Sports. It carries out sports training, movement, gymnastics and bodybuilding with the purpose of including disabled people in society through sports.

Impact

For the last 5 years, CEDUF has held a Special Capoeira Encontro. The Catarinense Foundation for Special Education (FCEE), a subset of the CEDUF, hosted the Encontro after conducting a survey on how many institutions from Santa Catarina offered capoeira classes inclusive of people with disabilities. The municipalities of São José, Brusque and Nova Veneza have hosted the encontro in the past with an average of 200 people. In 2016, participants from the municipalities of Garopaba, Pinhalzinho, Guabiruba, Camboriú and Rio do Sul also attended, in addition to participants from the original Encontro, coming from São José, Brusque, Biguaçu, Celso Ramos and Nova Veneza.

“Socialization and citizenship were the strengths of my father’s philosophy, but I never imagined that capoeira would reach such a high point,” said Manoel Nascimento Machado, Mestre Nenel, son of Mestre Bimba, in praising the success of the Encounter.”I’ve never witnessed such a solid job with people with disabilities, both in terms of quality and quantity of students and the level of organization,” he said.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities
#Special Needs

Contact

E-mail: ceduf@fcee.sc.gov.br
Contramestre_cabrito@capoeiranaescola.org.br
Website: http://www.fcee.sc.gov.br/index.php

Additional links:
http://www.jornalacidadesc.com.br/2016/11/17/municipio-sedia-5o-encontro-catarinense-de-capoeira-das-apaes/
http://www.jornalacidadesc.com.br/2016/11/10/municipio-sediara-5o-encontro-catarinense-de-capoeira-especial/
http://www.fcee.sc.gov.br/index.php/sala-de-imprensa/noticias/6947-noticia%20-1922
http://olhardovale.com.br/esportes/projeto-na-apae-promove-inclusao-por-meio-da-capoeira/

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Associação Civil Capoeira Cidadã

Project

Capoeira Cidadã

Location

Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Target

Asociação Civil Capoeira Cidadã was founded in 2005 by a group of capoeiristas and community members who recognized the potential of capoeira as a social inclusion tool. The organization hosts various programs at their headquarters, the Capoeira Cidadã Cultural Center, including handicrafts and instrument-building, educational support and tutoring, crafting classes and computing, in addition to regular capoeira classes. The center also is home to the “Biblioteca Mestre Peixinho,” or “Mestre Peixinho Library,” where students have access to over 1400 books.

Impact

Each program at Capoeira Cidadã Cultural Center has carefully articulated objectives and purpose. For example, handicrafts and instrument-building give students an opportunity for future income-generation while they learn to make caxixis, berimbaus and atabaques. Students are also able to develop leadership skills through “Monitoring,” or teaching other students these techniques. Students also receive capoeira-themed, educational support, as they are able to study the Portuguese language to interpret capoeira songs and texts, and practice mathematics through calculations of rope measurements and quantities of instruments.

“I started on the project at age 10, today I am 19, almost half of my life was participating in the project. I am very grateful for everything the project has given me to this day, as moments of happiness, learning and a lot of training to be a good citizen. The project is a way to take the children off the streets and show a little more about a part of Brazilian culture that is little publicized in our own country. I believe we can help these children to have a better future and make them real citizens.

When I got to the project it was very hyperactive, I was fighting a lot with my brother and at school; But the project showed me that not everything is resolved with a fight, but with dialogue. I learned a lot about hierarchy, respect for others and, above all, humility. He has added a lot in my life and I am always learning. I thank my teacher and all the others who have always helped me in this institution,” says Estagiario Galo.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities

Contact

Email: capoeiracurumim@hotmail.com, contato@capoeiracidada.org.br
Website: http://capoeiracidada.org.br/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CapoeiraCidada/

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Jogo Aberto with Gol de Letra

Project

Jogo Aberto

Location

Vila Albertina, São Paolo, Brazil

Target

Jogo Aberto, or “Open Game” in Vila Albertina hosts 15 different sport programs, including capoeira, futsal, skate, tchoukball, volleyball in Vila Albertina, a district located in the north of São Paulo. Jogo Aberto serves teenagers and young people from 8 to 20 years old via sports and educational activities in 7 different locations, including Fundacão Gol de Letra’s Headquarters, as well as 5 public schools in the region.

Impact

Jogo Aberto’s impact on the region of Vila Albertina has been so strong that the program has grown significantly by the demands of the community. It has added capoeira, gymnastics, running and hiking for adults, as well as a hiking group for young children. Skating, the most recent addition, was so successful that it now has its own place within the regularly scheduled programs. Jogo Aberto also hosts annual Family Days, where children, teenagers, and adults can come play and participate in sport together.

“I really liked joining the capoeira group. I always wanted to do it, but I only made my mind about it this year. I am fascinated, I think that it adds big values every day! Each movement has its fundament and carries a very rich history, which is not very much commented nowadays. Despite some difficulties, I never considered giving up, on the contrary, I faced the obstacles. That, thanks to our educator, who, besides teaching capoeira, taught us the importance of respecting and caring for people near us, this knowledge we will carry with us for the rest of our lives,” says Karen Nayara S. Silva, 14 years of age. She has practiced capoeira for 6 months now.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities

Contact

Email: midiassociais@goldeletra.org.br
Website: http://goldeletra.org.br/relatorios/r2015_eng/open-game-sp.html
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FundacaoGolDeLetra/

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Fundaçao Cafu in São Paolo

Project

Fundaçao Cafu

Location

Jardim Irene, São Paolo, Brazil

Target

Marcos Evangelista de Morais, the former captain of the Brazilian football team founded Fundaçao Cafu, more commonly known as just Cafu. It is a non-profit organization founded in 2004 that creates alternative education opportunities for for over 1000 low-income children and young people a month in the neighborhood of Jardim Irene, where Cafu grew up, and its surrounding areas.

The organization utilizes vocational programs and sports like capoeira to build the self esteem and confidence of young people and adolescents. The foundation believes investing in the youth of Jardim Irene, as well as creating inclusive community programs, in order for youth to become active citizens.

Impact

With a focus on socio-educational learning, students are guided to build autonomy and seek solutions to the problems of their daily lives. Thus, the courses offered through Fundaçao Cafu give children a chance to transform the reality they live in and see it from a different perspective. Teachers host programs every day of the week, with a diverse range of options. The possibilities include capoeira, a walking group, handicraft courses. Additionally, FundacaoCafu offers psychological support services for children, music classes, hip hop, futsal, basketball, vocational training and arts and culture events.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities

Contact

Email: marketing@fundacaocafu.org.br
Website: http://fundacaocafu.org.br/site/#/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FundacaoCafu/
Https://www.facebook.com/capoeirafundacaocafu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/fundacafu

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Julio Otoni Project

Project

Julio Otoni Project

Location

Julio Otoni, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Target

Julio Otoni is a low income community with approximately 2,000 inhabitants in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil that, like many other favelas, has been heavily affected by criminal gangs, drugs and gun violence. Due to the extreme conditions of poverty and lack of occupational alternatives in the community, it is common for young children to become involved in gang culture. The cycle of poverty is further perpetuated through instances of teen pregnancy, lack of schooling and illiteracy, and lack of professional qualifications and other resources.

The Julio Otoni Project is a result of the collaboration of several NGOs, including REDEH, CEMINA, Instito Polen and the Jinga Project, in order to address many of these issues affecting youth and children in Julio Otoni, as well as to create a self-sustaining center to support the community.

Impact

Through the collaboration of these organizations, a community center was established in the middle of the favela, and has become a hub for community activities. With about 50 attendees per day in a community of 2,000, a huge success of the community center has been the after-school program. In order to keep children and youth busy and off the streets after school and during holidays, the center offers capoeira classes three times per week, as well as tutoring, English classes, computing, and environmental education.

Topics

#Marginalised Communities

Contact

Group: REDEH (Network for Human Development ), CEMINA (Communication, Education and Information on Gender), Instituto Polen and the Jinga Project

Email: guia@redeh.org.br
Website: https://juliootoni.wordpress.com/

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Female only class in Ruwaad, Amman

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Project

Capoeira4Refugees in collaboration with Ruwwad

Location 

Jabal Nathif, East Amman

Target

This program targets women of all ages to create a safe space where they can come with their children, sisters, mothers and grandmothers, and enjoy some playful exercise.

Social capoeira seeks to undo some of the gender imbalances that restrict women’s mobility in Amman. These classes give women a space to exercise and discover a new artform with all the cultural aspects which come with that, including Portuguese songs and foreign instruments.

Impact

One of these students, a young woman who joined these classes with her mother at the beginning of the program almost two years ago, was particularly passionate about capoeira. She trained hard and was enthusiastic about learning everything about capoeira. She is now one of Capoeira4refugees’ full-time employed trainers. Dania is now providing social capoeira lessons in refugee camps and host communities across Jordan. She is learning about psychosocial support, child protection issues, and gaining experience in the humanitarian sector.

Topics

#Free4Kids
#Marginalised Communities
#Outreach to Host Communities

Contact

hello@capoeira4refugees.org