VIDIGAL CAPOEIRA

Vidigal Capoeira, a capoeira program for children that teaches them the significance of discipline and teamwork, as well as the history of Afro-Brazilian culture. The mission of Vidigal is related to teaching, to promote and to consume capoeira and afro-Brazilian dances, through lessons and experiences based on favelas, neighborhoods, and ghettos in Brazil, intending to develop better citizens, teachers, and capoeira masters.

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MISSION

  • Incentivize, transform and develop through capoeira and Afro Brazilian dances
  • Teach classes and experiences in favelas, neighborhoods, and ghettos in Brazil with the aim of training citizens, teachers, and masters.
  • Build self- discipline, responsibility, and punctuality

VISION

  • To become known as the institution in the world with the largest number of teachers and students of capoeira and afro-Brazilian dances in Brazil.
  • To use our collective and independent knowledge to offer our services and products in order to generate income in favor of self-sustainability. 

VALUES

  • Integration – A strong wheel cannot be made by one person, so it is necessary that we bring together the knowledge, skills and effort of everyone to form a resilient collective
  • Results – The success of one depends on the success of all because in the end we are much more than students and teachers, we are disciples, which is defined by the level of quality of the results we deliver.

LEADER: MESSIAS

Vidigal Capoeira, a capoeira program for children that teaches them the significance of discipline and teamwork, as well as the history of Afro-Brazilian culture. Messias, a capoeira master and the project’s founder, hoped to build a sustainable non-profit organization in Vidigal and take the same model to other favelas in the future.

Favela Inc. worked with Messias to register his project as an NGO, professionalize his operation, develop the program’s physical space (including securing a $1,500 donation for improvements), design its digital marketing strategy, and create promotional content. Over 90 children have now benefited from the project.

We’ve also worked with Messias to create a plan to generate sustainable revenue to support the project and its expansion, through responsible commercialization of aspects of an annual national-level capoeira convention that Messias organizes. This will have the additional benefit of sustaining the convention, which is currently supported by donations only.

LEADER:
MESSIAS

Messias, a capoeira master and the project’s founder, hoped to build a sustainable non-profit organization in Vidigal and take the same model to other favelas in the future.

Favela Inc. worked with Messias to register his project as an NGO, professionalize his operation, develop the program’s physical space (including securing a $1,500 donation for improvements), design its digital marketing strategy, and create promotional content. Over 90 children have now benefited from the project.

We’ve also worked with Messias to create a plan to generate sustainable revenue to support the project and its expansion, through responsible commercialization of aspects of an annual national-level capoeira convention that Messias organizes. This will have the additional benefit of sustaining the convention, which is currently supported by donations only.

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