About Us

Who We Are

Capoeira Alafia is a Jamaican-based charitable organization working with children and young people especially from Kingston’s inner-city communities.

Our ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program utilizes the Afro-Brazilian martial art/dance/culture of Capoeira along with self-development sessions to teach valuable life-skills and promote cooperation and respect.

Another focus of our work is to foster harmonious living with the environment. We use creative recycling techniques (LINK TO PICS) for non-traditional income-generation and applied permaculture design to promote conscious co-existence with nature and all living beings.

Our Mission

To use Capoeira combined with mentoring, employability and environmental awareness to promote peace, harmony and opportunity amongst young people in Jamaica.

To create a safe and inclusive space at Harmony Hill that will stimulate the holistic development of young people and provide them with access to a naturally stimulating and supportive environment

Our Values

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Harmony

We see ourselves as a part of nature. We strive to attain physical, emotional, social and spiritual balance through our work

Perserverance

We are prepared to work hard and be persistent in our effort in order to achieve our goals.

Unity

We help each other and take care of one another as a family

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Integration

We are inclusive. We accept everyone who shares our goals

Respect

Through our good behaviour we express our care for the environment and people

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