Capoeira Keeps Over 100 Kids Healthy and In School

$70 $9,930
Raised Remaining


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.

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 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.

How will this project solve this problem?

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.

Potential 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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $70

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 $70 .  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
Providence, RI United States

Where is this project located?

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