I am Annika. One of the members of the Hello Everybody Hilversum group. In 2009/2010 I worked in a social
project in Brazil. Besides my voluntary work, I did a lot of
Capoeira. One of my Brazilian friends
(Mestre Gildasio) started a project in which kids and adults that live in the favelas of Sao
Paulo can learn how to play Capoeira. The project helps the kids to stay away from the street
and gain self-confidence. Moreover, Capoeira teaches to carefully observe and respect the
other since in Capoeira you do not ‘hit’ someone but answer every movement with a
countermovement. Please watch the movie from his project:
The project of my friends is non-governmental and depends on donations. Until now, my
friend managed to gain all the donations from within Brazil and thanks to a lot of voluntary
work. Yet, recently their printer stopped working and buying one is expensive and difficult to
do. The project however requires a printer in order to distribute the message, apply for
founding and reach the community.
My friend is currently searching for funds and reached out to me. He told me that he would
be very happy to offer online Capoeira classes for those willing to learn. In exchange for a
Capoeira workshop you are invited to donate whatever you want. If you dont want to join the workshop but still like to contribute to his project, you are still more than welcome to donate whatever you want :)
Below you can watch a movie with all information about the project and Capoeira.
Please contact me or Stefano, in case you have any questions and if you want to join the workshop!
The printer that my friend wants to buy is this one: https://www.hp.com/br-