Projeto Connexion

Would you like to support a place that unites capoeira, music and dance, sustainability and social involvement? Then please help Escola de Capoeira Berimbau de Ouro in Montes Claros, Brazil, to realize its new project Connexion! We connect young people of different economic backgrounds, but also theory and practice, Brazil and Europa, all capoeira lovers! PLEASE MAKE A CONTRIBUTION!

In the evenings there are always capoeira and music lessons in the school, but it is good to utilize the facilities more. There is a lack of activities for children in the region, so we would like to enable more of those during day time. The Escola will have a modest makeover and a co-ordinator who initiates daily activities and invites people to put their ideas into practice.  We will buy some materials for some of the courses, mentioned below. We = Mestre Marreta (Luiz Carlos Afonso, the founder of the school) and his friends and students.

The school complex needs some maintenance work: e.g. the toilets and showers need to be fixed, as well als the gym equipment and sewing machines. The martial arts room – for other martial arts – has been built, but waits for a tatame (judo floor). 

Volunteers can teach the children from the neighbourhood their skills, like:

  • Working with wood: making bee hives, doors, windows, tables and chairs, fixing furniture
  • Silk screen: decorating t-shirts and other textile products
  • Building a solar waterboiler with plastic bottles
  • Maintainance of the wind turbine
  • New activities with music, percussion, dans, sports.

Escola de Capoeira Berimbau de Ouro will also open its space and networks for local universities: students of engineering, pedagogics, agriculture, psychology and other faculties can put their theoretical knowledge into practice.
A local high school, Dona Vidinha Pires, will select some students who need extra attention to participate in activities in the school.

Would you like to contribute?
You can do that by making a donation to Stichting Capoeira Berimbau de Ouro – Amsterdam – IBAN NL39 INGB 0007705289  (BIC:  ING BNL2A)

Se mora no Brasil, agradecemos a sua doação na conta da Associação de Capoeira Berimbau de Ouro
Banco 104 Caixa Econômica Federal
Agência 132 –  Conta Poupança nº 32121-4  CNPJ  21.365.341/0001-30
Montes Claros – MG

If you want to help in another way, organizing a fund raising event or helping out with publicity, let us know!

Thanks for your help!