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.
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.
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