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£1,042raised of £3,400 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,042 to help a boxing instructor, Alan, to buy good equipment for his young pupils, in a tough community of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Location
    Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Time left
    Funded on Saturday, 4th February 2017

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    Alan, 28, has lived his entire life in one of the 12 favelas that make up Complexo do Alemão, in Rio de Janeiro. The complex suffers from frequent bouts of police violence and drug trafficking.

    Despite loosing several relatives and friends, including his brother, to gun shoot-outs, Alan has managed to escape violence. At 17, he began taking boxing classes at a British NGO in another favela. Today, he is a trainer there.

    In 2014, Alan decided to create his own boxing social project, called Abraço Campeão, Portuguese for Champion Hug. His passion is to offer the at-risk youngsters of Complexo do Alemão the same opportunities that he had when he was young. Leisure activities and sports programs are not common in communities which experience this violence. In « Alemão », shoot-outs are almost a daily occurrence.

    Together, Alan believes that his pupils can achieve self-confidence and raise their perspectives.

    Since Alan created his boxing project, more than 20 young people joined his classes. The problem is that Alan has very little boxing gear and materials. He doesn't have a sponsor or a local partnership. The British NGO has donated used gear such as gloves, boxing bags, and jumping ropes.

    He fixes them up as best as he can so that students can use them, but the project reaches its limits as more young people continue to join. Alan wants to offer his students high quality equipment that will allow them to train in better conditions. Seeing Alan's enthusiasm and dedication, we decided to help him.

    Alan needs 3800€ (3400£)
    - Pairs of gloves : 72€ x 30 = 2160€
    - Boxing bags : 120€ x 4 = 480€
    - Helmets : 44€ x 8 = 352€
    - Boxing ring bags : 194€ x 2 = 388€
    - Skipping ropes : 7€ x 30 = 210€
    - Boxing bands : 5€ x 20 = 100€

    We will keep you informed of each step of Alan's project. Those who give 25€ or more will receive a photo from Rafael Fabres (gallery on the website).

    Together, let's help Alan and the guys of Abraço Campeão !

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    • Morgann Jezequel

      Morgann Jezequel

      4 months ago

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    • Morgann Jezequel

      Morgann Jezequel

      7 months ago

      Morgann Jezequel

      Alan vous remercie pour ces premiers dons ! Nous sommes sur la bonne voie pour offrir à ces jeunes du matériel de qualité. N'hésitez pas à partager son histoire autour de vous !

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    • Morgann Jezequel

      Morgann Jezequel

      7 months ago

      Morgann Jezequel

      To find out more about Alan and his project, take a look at our website : http://morgannjezequel.wixsite.com/rioboxe Together, let's help Alan and the guys of Abraço Campeão !

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    7 months ago

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    Supporters

    37

    • nolwenn herve

      nolwenn herve

      Jan 24, 2017

    • Marthe Rubio

      Marthe Rubio

      Jan 23, 2017

      £10.00

    • Benjamin Monneret

      Benjamin Monneret

      Jan 20, 2017

      £30.00

    • Benoit Cauvin

      Benoit Cauvin

      Jan 10, 2017

      Beau projet,

      £20.00

    • Patricia Benrabia

      Patricia Benrabia

      Jan 2, 2017

      £30.00

    • Marc Epstein

      Marc Epstein

      Dec 26, 2016

      :-)

      £30.00

    • Charles Carrasco

      Charles Carrasco

      Dec 16, 2016

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Morgann Jezequel

    Morgann Jezequel

    Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    French journalists and Spanish photojornalist who, on a reporting assignment to Rio de Janeiro, met Alan Duarte, a Brazilian boxing trainer from the favela of Complexo do Alemão.

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