Casa de Quilombo eV

In the Casa de Quilombo a welcome culture is lived, without exclusion or too
rate. Also, the value mediation, such as the promotion of
Community feeling among the children is very positive.

All rooms are well maintained and clean.
The open tea and coffee kitchen, as well as the comfortable sitting area for visitors are great.
You feel good.

The rooms are inviting. You get along well with other parents. It is a place of community!

The Casa de Quilombo eV is dedicated to sport, culture and education. Through creative sports activities from different countries around the world we want to bring about a change in children, adolescents, adults and their families. For this we offer leisure activities as well as cooperations with day-care centers, schools and companies. Our idea Casa de Quilombo: Behind a name often has a long history and a strong meaning. The word Casa (Portg. Haus) stands for our home, in which everyone should feel comfortable and welcome. Our house of culture should be more than just a place of courses, it should be a place of meeting and experiencing together; a place of cohesion; a big family. The word Quilombo stands for communityQuilombos are of great historical significance. They are the villages that built escaped and free slaves in Brazil. They are places of cohesion and freedom in colonial Brazil, some villages still exist today. Quilombos are self-sufficient and are places of communal and harmonious coexistence. We also want to create a place of community and cohesion with children, adults and families, so that we can have a nice time together.


Benedikta Heldman

Benedikta Heldman is founder and Head of association and thus responsible for administrative, course and place management. She is the main contact for any issues. Besides the association, Benedikta works full-time as a research analyst at adelphi in the field of business development. She supports all tasks in supply management, contributes to the optimization of internal processes and is responsible for the acquisition of projects from international clients such as GIZ, KfW, UN and the BMU. Prior to joining adelphi, Benedikta Heldman worked for the educational institution WeTeK gGmbH in Berlin and conducted lectures and workshops as a lecturer for career orientation programs. In addition, she worked for other educational projects such as the German-French-Polish Youth Competition YEA (German-French Youth Work) and the Tüfteltruhen project of the children's research center HELLEUM. Benedikta Heldman holds a master's degree in Network Management and Education for Sustainable Development from Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin. Previously, she completed the Bachelor's degree in European Studies at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. She speaks German and French fluently mother tongue, English, Portuguese and Spanish.



Professor Foguinho was born in Macaúbas (Bahia-Brazil), but grew up in São Paulo. In the big city he started learning with Capoeira in 1999 with Mestre Tião. In 2009, he trained as a teacher (Instrutor) and then ventured in 2010 into the wide world. Another leap, for those Brazilians who are not part of the upper middle class or the wealthy! In Portugal he opened his first Academia He lived and worked there until 2014. In 2014 and 2015, he toured several European countries, such as Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Italy, gave workshops there and finally settled in the German capital Berlin in 2015. Since then he has been working in various kindergartens, schools and neighborhood centers in Berlin.

Foguinhos Unterricht erweckt Lebensfreude. Besonders bei den Kleinen, hat er enormen Erfolg und schafft es sie für die Capoeira und die brasilianische Kultur zu begeistern.

About the group Cordão de Ouro

Mestre Tião belongs to the group Cordão de Ouro, which was founded by Mestre Suassuna Capoeira on September 1, 1967. Mestre Tião is part of probably the most important and well known group of students of Mestre Suassuna, receiving their teacher certificates in 1988.

The group is represented in more than 150 countries worldwide and thus offers a home for every Capoeirista in another corner of the world.

My work is done when my students smile at least once in class.

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