Casa de Quilombo eV

The Casa de Quilombo eV is dedicated to sport, culture and education. We want to bring about changes in children, adolescents, adults and their families through creative sports activities from different countries around the world. 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 there is often 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 culture center should be more than a place of courses, it should be a place of meeting and experiencing together; a place of cohesion; a large family. The word Quilombo stands for community. Quilombos are of great historical importance. They are the villages that escaped and free slaves built in Brazil. They are places of cohesion and freedom in colonized Brazil, and 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 in order to be able to experience wonderful moments together.
The Casa de Quilombo eV today has more than 100 members!

Benedikta Heldman

Benedikta Heldman is chairwoman of the board of the Casa de Quilombo eV and therefore responsible for the administrative, course and room management. Benedikta works full-time as a research analyst at adelphi in the business development area. There she supports all tasks in offer management, participates in the optimization of internal processes and is responsible for the acquisition of projects with international clients such as GIZ, KfW, UN and the BMU. Before 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 has worked for other educational projects such as the German-French-Polish youth competition YEA (German-French Youth Office) and the tinker chest 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 University Berlin. Previously, she completed the European Studies bachelor's degree at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands. She speaks German and French mother tongue, English, Portuguese and Spanish business fluently.
Capoeira teacher


Professor Foguinho was born in Macaúbas (Bahia-Brazil) but grew up in São Paulo. In 1999 he started learning capoeira with Mestre Tião in the big city. In 2009 he trained as a teacher (instructor) and then ventured out into the wide world in 2010. A big leap for those Brazilians who don't belong to the upper middle class or the wealthy! In Portugal he opened his first Academia and lived there until 2014. In 2014 and 2015 he traveled to various 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 worked in various day-care centers, schools and district centers in Berlin. In 2015 he received his "Professor" certification. In 2017 he opened his Academia in Mühlenstraße in Pankow, which had a total of 120 students in 2020. Due to Corona he had to give up the premises in 2021. Foguinho's lessons awaken joie de vivre. Especially with the little ones, he has enormous success and manages to get them excited about Capoeira and Brazilian culture.

To the Cordão de Ouro group
Mestre Tião is part of the Cordão de Ouro group, which is represented worldwide and was founded by Mestre Suassuna Capoeira on September 1, 1967. Mestre Tião is one of the most significant and distinctive group of Mestre Suassuna's students who trained as teachers in 1988.
The group is represented in over 150 countries worldwide and therefore offers every capoeirista a home in a different place on earth.
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