Association Filhos De Bimba – Lebanon Projeto Capoerê
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Combat sport: Capoeira
Focus areas: non-violence, education, social integration, youth leadership, culture
Target Group: Disadvantaged young people aged 8 – 16 years old
Joined the FFP Alumni: 2011
Association Filhos de Bimba – Lebanon is a non-profit, non-governmental-organization promoting peace and non-violence through the African-Brazilian art and culture of Capoeira. They work with underprivileged young people through the school system in Beruit.
The programme offers those young people capoeira sessions, combined with homework clubs and psychosocial interventions
Association Filhos de Bimba – Lebanon represents an approach to promoting peace that has not been used before in Lebanon. It sees its goals in socializing and uniting people, regardless of their social, cultural or religious backgrounds, in order to help create an educated and peaceful society.