Throughout the pandemic, social projects like Terere Kids Project have been fighting to pay rent, instructor salaries, and other expenses needed to continue to provide free jiu-jitsu classes to the community.
Most students train with hand me down gis, tshirts, and whatever shorts/pants they can find. Kids that outgrow their gis and can’t afford replacements sit on the sidelines and watch their friends train while waiting for the snacks that are handed out at the end of each night.
Whenever the project receives donations of new gis, they’re immediately distributed into the hands of students who haven’t been able to train because they haven’t had a gi. Every year the project raises money to buy the little kids class a complete set of new gear, but the teenagers are left to fend for themselves.
Virus International Women’s Month International Campaign
Mid pandemic, in May of 2021, Terere Kid Project was honored to be the recipient of Virus International Women’s Month donation campaign. During Women’s month in March 2021, the Virus Buy One Give One initiative resulted in over 900 pieces of HIGH QUALITY, women’s nogi gears apparel for the ladies of Terere Kids Project in Rio de Janeiro.
The donations were more than enough for the girls of Terere Kid Project so they payed it forward to other projects in their network!
Ladies from Projeto Stone in Rio and Diamante Bruto in Sao Paulo also received gear as well!