Kolibri Fun for Kids
24th of June at Prestegardslandet
Ekstremsportveko and KolibriCARF (Children at Risk Foundation) invites all kids from 4 - 12 years to a fun day with Capoeira and Breakdance on Monday 24th of June.
Time will be announced soon!
KolibriCARF and Ekstremsportveko cooperate
Founder of KolibriCARF, Gregory Smith, sold everything he owned and moved from Norway to Brazil to spend the rest of his life helping children in need. This was the beginning of the organization in 1992. Most people thought he would return to Norway quickly after a reality check in São Paulo, but he didn't. 20 years later, his work and ideas still influence thousands of children.
Very few of the children who grow up in the extreme conditions of the favelas survive with body and soul unmarked. Social exclusion is one of the fundamental aspects in the understanding of poverty and violence in urban areas. Pessimism, lack of hope, disbelief in society and disavowal of the future are characteristic of this exclusion.
KolibriCARFs method, using arts and culture in the fight against poverty and social exclusion, has been proven to give children an inner drive, better self-esteem and belief in their own abilities. At Ekstremsportveko you will have the opportunity to take part in a Kolibri Fun For Kids day and a Capoeira workshop, where capoeiristas (some of them former street children) from KolibriCARF in Brazil will facilitate the workshops.
Together, Ekstremsportveko and KolibriCARF will contribute to give these children a public voice, and a chance to opt out of their risky environments by providing them with new role models, other interests and more opportunities than they otherwise would have had.