A child dancing at a capoeira class
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Capoeira lessons for children of DRC

Impoverished children of the Democratic Republic of Congo are taking lessons in capoeira - a mix of martial arts and dance associated with Brazil.

Impoverished children of the Democratic Republic of Congo are taking lessons in capoeira - a mix of martial arts and dance associated with Brazil.

Dance teacher Yannick N'salambo Walters hopes that by giving free lessons in the discipline, he can offer the children hope and a temporary family.

In Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, tens of thousands of children beg on the streets each day.

Yannick has been speaking to the BBC's Maud Jullien.

Video filmed by Leonora Baumann

  • 19 Jun
  • From the section Africa