Capoeira al-Shababi works with children and youth in Jordan providing psychosocial support and life-skills to vulnerable communities.
We believe that one of the biggest challenges that vulnerable youth face is the psychological impact of experiencing war, conflict, social and/or economic marginalisation. A healthy childhood environment that provides space for learning, self-discovery and the development of life skills are the most effective and essential conditions for a successful future. That is why Capoeira al-Shababi focuses on the following:
Using music, singing, play and movement to empower vulnerable youth in the Middle East for a peaceful future.
Peer support to restore support networks and foster companionship and community cohesion.
Play, expression and creativity – the backbone of healthy child development – through physical exercise and music.
Movement activities that serve as somatic healing from trauma and other stresses.
Safe spaces that encourage trust, dialogue, and social bonds among peers and with role models.
Capoeira al-Shababi is a youth initiative founded by three capoeira players in Jordan wanting to bring hope, happiness and community support to youth most in need. With up to 10 years of experience practicing Capoeira and years of working voluntarily to bring the joy of Capoeira to distressed communities, the Capoeira al-Shababi founders decided to dedicate their lives to establishing an organisation that can bring sustainable support to youth in the region.