Casa do jongo


Working out with the local children definitely pushed our travellers to their limits! 💪🏿 Capoeira is a story of triumph and freedom.

Rooted in the rich cultures brought to Brazil by enslaved Africans.

It is teachings of these old masters and a few surviving documents that tell the story of this singular art.

It is a fight, it is dance, a game. It is creativity, intuition, grace, strength, history and tradition

Have you tried Capoeira in Brazil?



Living & Giving donated funds towards resources for the Casa do Jongo, aswell as Cosme and Damião celebration. Allowing the travellers to shop in Mercadão de Madureira for sweet gifts which through tradition will be given to the children living in the Serrinha favela community on 27th September.
The travellers were privileged enough to connect with the local children at Casa do Jongo and take part in a Capoeira class. Welcomed by Aunty Maria do Jongo who is 97years strong. This empress is such a big inspiration to the local community. Founded in 2001 located at the top of Serrinha favela Case do Jongo later moved to the bottom of the favelas in 2015.
The Casa do Jongo program is for children to attend out of the half day school period, learning African-Brazilian heritage Jongo, Capoeira also other martials arts, literacy and so much more. With no funding from the government they do such an amazing job. So please visit their site or EVEN better join Living&Giving and visit in person!




Eye opener in Serrinha favela community. Remember what you take for granted… someone else is wishing for!
Be Grateful. Be Humble.


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