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Tarek Alsaleh

Damascus, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic


Member since August 20, 2010

Entrepreneur, capoeira teacher and founder of two capoeira NGO´s. Experience in working with government bodies at the most senior levels, in-depth knowledge of international organisations and working with undeserved communities, especially with children, youth and refugees.

  • Language skills: German, English, Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Background in sports science and physic-therapy
  • Network of senior international NGO contacts
  • Experience of setting up projects in refugee camps, institutions and marginalised communities

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Well-being, Communication Design


I would like to introduce Bidna Capoeira Ltd, a new sports and cultural charity that works with marg...

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Project10 – Calling 2010 Graduates!

Communication, Communication Design

Posted May 27, 2010
By Kate Andrews

16 Votes

Key accomplishments Al-Tanf Refugee Camp Two days a week we have a capoeira programme for children and adolescents in the Al-Tanf Refugee Camp for Palestinians. We use the capoeira to promote group participation and physical and mental well-being.

Free for Kids This programme of four classes per-week is aimed at taking the kids off of the streets. Free for all children.

Juvenile Institute for girls and for boys Two hours per-week, aimed at engaging the girls and providing them with a safe space for self-expression.

NGO “Movimondo” Khaled bin Al-Walid Youth Reformatory Juvenile Institute for boys, Damascus October 2008 - March 2009 Sport and re - socialisation activities with over 250 teenagers

UNICEF and Caritas Damascus - Syria October 2008 - twice a week ongoing Program in Jaramana with over 600 children Capoeira training and performances with the Iraqi refugee children, using music and traditional Brazilian Dance

BASMA; Hospitalized Children Visits Program July 2009 - Ongoing Capoeira music and Brazilian Dance with hospitalized children giving them entertainment and moral support Al Mwasat Hospital

“EUROPEAN DELEGATION” ʻMeeting in playʼ: Integration through Capoeira and Performing Arts Capoeira training, social theatre, music composition and instrument building Damascus and neighbouring suburbs

UNRWA Engaging Youth Project Mai 2010 – ongoing Capoeira Training sessions for Palestinian Refugees Damascus Training Centre and neighbouring suburbs

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design