SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT

CAPACITY BUILDING: SELF-HELP THROUGH HEALTH EDUCATION OF STREET CHILDREN IN BRAZL, EQUATORIAL GUINEA AND THE PHILIPPINES

Underground Soul Cypher e. V. (USC) is an association for urban artists. The Urban Dance Health Organisation, led by Sophie Manuela Lindner and Jens Nonnenmann, is part of the USC association and focuses on the health sector for urban artists, especially for urban dancers, Bboys and Bgirls.

A series of projects have taken place in Caixas do Sul/Brazil, Bata/Equatorial Guinea and Manila/Philippines. Two Urban Dance Health experts visited the breaking crews Essencia Crew from Brazil, Sniper Crew from Equatorial Guinea and SAS Crew from the Philippines for three weeks. The breaking crews are already part of a social structure, have build up their social teaching schools and teach numerous street children and young people regularly during the week. They have an exemplary function as leaders and are accepted, respected and socially recognised by the young people.

The aim was to teach measures for injury prevention and rehabilitation in order to prevent and reduce pain. The focus is set on training theory, physical fitness and above all self-therapy. A daily practical and theoretical exchange of knowledge on the following topics have taken place in various cultural centres, youth centres and training facilities.

CONTENT:
Basic Knowledge: Anatomy, Physiology, Training Theory
Health Care and Prevention: Physical Fitness, Stretching, Dance Beginners
Injuries and Therapy: First Aid, Therapy, Self-Treatment

After the health education programme, the dancers and dance teachers were able to plan a health-oriented training session, provide adequate help with the most frequent injuries and give instructions on self-therapy exercises.

By integrating the health program into the local social programme (cultural centre, youth centre, breakdance classes in the slum districts) health is sustainably promoted in this country. The health knowledge of dance medicine is pioneering work. This knowledge is neither available locally nor can it be commissioned and should be made accessible to people in developing countries through this knowledge transfer.

A cameraman is recruited from the respective project country and documented the 3 weeks of health education programme to make these photographic and video recordings available to the general public. At the end of the project, an exhibition will take place in Stuttgart/Germany to present and publish the results of the three cameramen from Brazil, the Philippines and Equatorial Guinea.

CERTIFIED UDH TEACHERS

The following persons have participated in the UDH TEACHER Certification Course and successfully passed the certification.

CAXIAS DO SUL – BRAZIL: FEBRUARY 2018

  1. Geovani De Gregori
  2. Alexsander Machado Leite
  3. Renata Schneider
  4. Andrius De Oliveira
  5. Francielle Da Silva Gomes
  6. Leonardo De Britto
  7. Paulo Henrique F. Franco Jr.
  8. Ricardo Lopes Dos Santos (Mestre Alfinete)
  9. Josimar Maciel Nunes (Mestre Macaco)
  10. Tauê Rodrigues Pedroso
  11. Karen Andressa Ferrão
  12. Taiane Da Silva Rosa
  13. Jonathan Merencio Machado
  14. Cassyane Bráz Trindade
  15. João Kleber Kramer Rodrigues
  16. Roni Fernando Kramer Rodrigues

BATA – EQUATORIAL GUINEA: AUGUST 2018

  1. Francisco Esteban Nsue
  2. Hugo Ignacio Eko
  3. Luis Epitie
  4. Salomón Engoga Ndong
  5. Celso Loka
  6. Antonio Esono
  7. Juan Ivo Nze Obiang
  8. Bernardino Edu Esono
  9. Salvador Micha
  10. Rafael Moro
  11. Francisco Javier Engono
  12. Carla Obono
  13. Esteban Valentín
  14. Flora Vicenta Ekube
  15. Armando Djoumetiu
  16. Carlos Esono
  17. Juan Carlos
  18. Roberto Efamba
  19. Justo Ngundi
  20. Pedro Baltasar Bibang
  21. José Luis Esono
  22. Braulio Diosdado
  23. Fabricio Larry
  24. Alfonso Oyono
  25. Jose Biyang Oyono
  26. Miguel Masa