It is that time of year again that we reach out to our friends and family to ask for a helping hand to support Mestre Acordeon Projeto Kirimurê. The Capoeira Arts Foundation, a California based 501(c)(3) organization, began our Roda-thon fundraiser in 2011 to raise funds to support an at-risk youth program in Itapuã, Bahia, Brazil. Your generosity over the years has helped us maintain a healthy and supportive environment for children that would otherwise be taken advantage of by the circumstances of an impoverished, and at times violent and abusive, neighborhood. Our supporters have made it possible for many of the children to see a light beyond their difficult realities.
The children of Projeto Kirimurê(PK) are exposed to and taught about the beauty of their culture through activities such as Capoeira, Samba, Afro-Brazilian arts, music, expression, and so much more. PK tutors the children to help keep their education moving forward. There are weekly visits from psychologists to help the children understand their surroundings, to deal with trauma, to fortify their sense of self. Most of all the children of PK are given a caring and nurturing environment that gives them strength to face their reality and move through their world with their head held high, knowing that they have a purpose and an achievable way to rise above the environment that can be so daunting.
Thank you for considering your support for these wonderful children.
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