Donate a Jiu-Jitsu gi and help change children’s lives in Rio

Posted: Oct 28 2014

Teachers at Brazil 021, a GMA academy, André “Negão” Terêncio and Hannette Staack put together a mini documentary on the team’s endeavors to help needy neighborhoods in Rio de Janeiro. “We present our schools in two communities in the Tijuca part of Rio. It’s a project we’re doing with the help of some unofficial partners and students who pay a symbolic fee, just to cover the cost of the teacher and the facility’s upkeep,” recounts André, who dreams of the project reaching new heights.

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“I want everyone to soon be able to train for free. That’s right, for free; but working in conjunction with a school,” he remarked. Initially, the official Brazil 021 campaign is meant to provide the basics for students to take their first steps in the gentle art.

“We still have a large chunk of the Brazilian population that can hardly get enough to eat, much less pay for a Jiu-Jitsu academy. Our objective is to acquire gis of all kinds, sizes, new and old. With a gi, young people can start practicing Jiu-Jitsu, and that will surely keep them away from a lot of issues and help them become upstanding citizens,” he said in conclusion.

Anyone who can help Brazil 021 can make contact via email: – andre.terencio@brazil021.com or andre@andrenegaobjjclub.com.

To become better acquainted with the project, drop by www.brazil021.com.

Check out a video of the Brazil 021 Project:

 

 

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