Nukanti Foundation


Nukanti´s fundraiser in Hong Kong was highly successful - a big Thank You to all our supporters!

Theodora StankovaComment

As you know Nukanti is currently holding an extensive fundraising campaign for the Playing for Freedom capoeira program in Bogotá, Colombia, which includes an online crowdfunding campaign as well as various events in different parts of the world.

As part of the campaign our founder and executive director Niousha Roshani, who together with fellow capoeirista Cristhian Casallas started the program in 2008, organized an event in Hong Kong on August 21st. The event included dancing, drumming and capoeira among other activities, and was highly successful with an impressive total raised of HK$ 7,300 / US$ 940. A big Thank You to all those who assisted and supported a good cause while having a lot of fun!

If you would also like to support Playing for Freedom online you can do so by donating via our online crowdfunding campaign. And of course don´t forget to share with your family and friends! Our youth really deserves it and they are very thankful for your support.


Now the fundraising effort in Hong Kong continues with some fantastic classes by these wonderful people who have committed to donate their time and expertise to help:


1) Drumming Classes w/ Makha

In Hong Kong since 2001, Makha is from Senegal has mastered the djembe drum and performed for the likes of Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton and Pope John Paul II. He gives regular West African drumming workshops and is kindly offering;

African Drumming Classes @ HK$150 per class (drum provided)

2) Capoeira Classes w/ Rasta

Grupo Capoeira Brasil is the first Capoeira Academy in Hong Kong giving people the chance to learn from the beginner level up. No experience is necessary so try it out while getting fit and having fun. Instructor Rasta has kindly offered classes;

Capoeira Classes @ HK$ 150 for 1 / $ 450 for 4 / 800 for 8

3) Private Dance Classes w/ Kim

Kim is a dance instructor from San Francisco and has 10 years experience teaching Jazz, Hip Hop, Jazz-Funk, Afro-Jazz and Tap dancing classes. She is offering private or special event dance classes at significantly less than her normal rates and all proceeds go to Nukanti.

Private Dance Classes @ HK$ 400 for 1 / $1000 for 3

4) Professional Massage w/ Jude

Jude Lupuliak is a Canadian Registered Massage Therapist currently working at the Sutherland-Chan Centre in Central. Canadian RMTs have a minimum 2,200 hours of training and Jude has worked on many athletes including the Spanish Olympic Women's Sailing Team, the Australian Beach Volleyball Team and the New Zealand All Black Rugby Team. Jude is trained in Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Occupational injury related and Spa treatments.

She is kindly offering individually tailored 1 hour massage therapies at significantly less than her normal rates and all proceeds go to Nukanti.

Professional Massages @ HK$ 500 for 1 / $1400 for 3 / $2000 for 5

5) Yoga Classes w/ Louise

Louise is an advance Hatha Yoga practitioner, with over 500 hours of training from the International Yoga Academy (IYA). A teacher under Yoga Alliance and IYA, Louise is also the project leader of the Andiappan Yoga Community's yoga program for overseas workers, organising and teaching classes to over 150 domestic helpers every Saturday and Sunday as well as teaching at Anahata Yoga in Central during the week.

She is kindly offering yoga classes on the weekend.

Yoga Classes @ HK$ 150 for 1 / $350 for 3 / $500 for 5