Capoeira Keeps Over 100 Kids Healthy and In School

by Associcao Civil Capeira Cidada


This project supports over 100 marginalized children from the favela Cidade de Deus. We are building a community that offers academic support, family medicine, and new economic opportunities.

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The most successful ways for the children of Cidade de Deus to overcome the hurdles of stigma and social exclusion is 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. This provides them with the essential skills and motivation to succeed.


We offer daily classes of capoeira, academic tutoring, classes on civic and moral development, and community service projects. Children rewarded for attending and succeeding in school and for community service. We have a 95% retention rate.

Long-Term Impact

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

Additional Documentation

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


Capoeira Cidadã Homepage
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Organization Information

Associcao Civil Capeira Cidada

Location: n/a - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​
Valter Fernandes
Project Leader:
Valter Fernandes
Project Leader
Providence, RI United States

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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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