Angola is one of the poorest countries in the world. The former Portuguese colony suffered with civil wars for 30 years since its independence, in 1975.
The recent years has been of apparently peace, but the tension and is still there, as well as thousands of landmines that continue to kill and maim.
Last week, the world was shocked by the attack against the Togolese National soccer Team, just before the kick off of the African Cup of Nations. Rebels of the Cabinda province claimed responsability for the action.
But, there’s hope and Jiu-Jitsu is a small but important part of it. Our GMA Anderson Pereira, of BTT Geneve, in Switzerland, has joined forces with also black belts Andre Negao and Angolan Olavo Belo to help the country.
Anderson explains: “We are cooperating to raise clothes and toys for kids. The idea is to fill a container. Olavo is the first Angolan BJJ blackbelt and so he was invited to teach some seminars in his country for a whole month. The help should arrive in Luanda in march.”
Anderson invites other Jiu-Jitsu professors to join the campaign.
For more info, go to bttandersonpereira.blogspot.com.