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11th STARTTS Capoeira Angola Youth Encounter marks its 11th year operating in NSW schools

11th STARTTS Capoeira Angola Youth Encounter Marks Its 11th Year Operating In NSW Schools

MEDIA ALERT: The 11th STARTTS Youth Encounter marks its 11th anniversary of operating in NSW schools this week and today is a special day of celebration as it represents the coming together of 15 schools across NSW.

MEDIA ALERT: The 11th STARTTS Youth Encounter marks its 11th anniversary of operating in NSW schools this week and today is a special day of celebration as it represents the coming together of 15 schools across NSW.

Today’s Youth Encounter will also bring New York-based international guest, Treinel Rafael from the social Project N’zinga, who will deliver workshops from the Addison Road Community Centre in Sydney’s Inner West, 10am – 4pm along with the STARTTS Capoeira team and Mestre Jaime De Mar Grande.

In the Capoeira Angola world, these Mestres have been maintaining their art form for three decades with militant dedication and have vast experience in working with communities overseas.

PROJECT BANTU is a non for profit that uses the art of Capoeira Angola to educate and empower young people from at risk backgrounds and a socio-cultural project for Refugee youth. It uses Afro-Brazilian culture and the practice of Capoeira Angola as a therapeutic intervention.

Successfully operating for 11 years in Australia, the project has been making a positive impact in the lives of the participants. This year we celebrate the 11th anniversary of Project Bantu in Australia along with the 30th Anniversary of STARTTS.

The week-long Youth Encounter will culminate in a fundraising party and journey into Afro-Brazilian Dance and Music from 7pm on 19th October at the Addison Road Community Center in Marrickville to raise funds for the Project Bantu Intercultural Foundation.

The Project Bantu International Cultural Foundation is a socio-educational and cultural program that uses the Afro-Brazilian art form of Capoeira Angola as a therapeutic intervention to build the behavioral and psychosocial capacities of vulnerable children and adolescents and assist in their recovery from the impact caused by abuse and / or trauma.

Founded by Mestre Roxinho in 1998, the Bantu Project supports at-risk children, whether refugees in Australia, the Philippines and Brazil.

Currently, the Project Bantu program is integrated within STARTTS, where it has had a strong impact on the lives of hundreds of children in different parts of Australia.

Tickets are available to the 2nd Project Bantu Fundraising Party via EventBrite.

Read more about Project Bantu in an article published recently by South West Sydney Research: STARTTS Project Bantu Capoeira Angola – healing through music, song and movement.

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Contact STARTTS Communications Officer, Karen Collier to arrange interviews on 0432 286 851 or Mestre Roxinho Edielson Da Silva for more information on 0422 047 535

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