When it comes to children, HEAL Africa focuses on the education, health, and protection of children. In the past year, capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian concept that combines martial arts, dance, and music has become increasingly popular among the kids at HEAL Africa. Although it was popularized in Brazil (initially as a form of resistance), it has its roots in Africa.
The concept has been a great tool for building “protection” for children at the HEAL Africa compound. While capoeira is a form of entertainment, it has also allowed for community building and self-regulation, when it comes to reducing violence and aggression.
If you google “capoeira” and “Congo”, you will find that HEAL Africa is featured quite frequently by different news agencies.