At-Risk Youth Develop Citizenship through Capoeira

$590 $9,410
Raised Remaining


Capoeira Cidadã uses the Brazilian art of capoeira as tool to promote social, educational, and professional development for at-risk youth in the community of Cidade de Deus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The most successful ways for the children of Cidade de Deus to overcome the hurdles of stigma and social exclusion are through education and economic opportunity. Capoeira Cidadã provides over 120 children with access to a safe and supportive community, educational support classes, and professional development in teaching the art of capoeira, crafting and selling instruments, and performance.

How will this project solve this problem?

The following activities are free to youth in public schools: - Daily classes of Capoeira - Educational Support Classes - Classes on Civic and Moral Development - Community Service Projects - Professional Instrument and Craft-making Workshops

Potential Long Term Impact

Through capoeira, CC helps at-risk youth to develop their innate capabilities to move beyond the common cycles of violence and poverty. Youth in the project will also gain concrete skills that will help them lead successful and productive lives.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $590

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $590 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Valter Fernandes

Project Leader
Freguesia - Jacarepagua, Rio de Janeiro RJ Brasil Brazil

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Map of At-Risk Youth Develop Citizenship through Capoeira
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