Project - Mammee River

Project Name: Capoeira for Empowerment and Peace Programme (CEPP)
Location: Mammee River, St. Andrew
Supported by: Capoeira Alafia/GCC-J, Young Americas Business Trust (YABT)/Organization of the American States (OAS), Mona Baptist Church
Implementation period: March 2006 - August 2006
Project Description: Capoeira classes have been offered twice per week to the residents of the semi-rural community of Mammee River. Remarkably the majority of children between 4 and 17 years old were females. A core group of about 15 students participated regularly and another 15 persons sporadically took part in the training. Shows and meetings with students from other communities have been realized in Mammee River and the most dedicated students have been invited to “Capoeira in the Park”. The parents of the students have been very supportive and related very well to the program and the instructors.