Active Youth team believes in equal rights & helping others. That’s why “Capoeira Connects Community” project has been created. Also, Lithuania might not have the necessary experience to integrate refugees, since the country never had a large number of immigrants, so we want to contribute to that. The main aim of the project is to ensure a continuous and successful social integration of refugees through sports with a special emphasis on gender balance.
We do believe that Capoeira is a perfect tool for that & connecting community. Capoeira is an afro-Brazilian martial art that incorporates game, music and dance, brings members of a community closer and it’s celebrated for it’s high engagement levels. It provides a safe and healthy way to release anger and frustration.
All in all, to tackle all those issues and promote cooperation between refugees and locals, 1-year project “Capoeira Connects Community” has been initiated. Main idea of the project is to create sustainable programme for refugee integration through sports and lower existing fears and phobias towards refugees.