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06/11/2017 - 07:00hs
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Event for Brazilian kids in Lebanon

A meeting to be held in Beirut on October 14 aims to bring together Brazilian children living in the Arab country and encourage them to speak Portuguese.



São Paulo – The Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center will organize, on October 14, in Beirut, a meeting for children living in Lebanon that speak Portuguese. Usually, they are of Brazilian origin, with at least one Brazilian parent, born in Brazil or Lebanon, and have Portuguese as their heritage language, that is, the language learned through the father or mother, but seldom spoken outside their home.

The project, which began in 2015, aims to bring the children together and encourage the communication in Portuguese in other environments other than the home. The director of the Cultural Center, Monica Bazi, extended the invitation to all the Brazilian community in the country. The center is linked to Brazil’s embassy in Beirut.

“We are expecting approximately, 20 kids and pre-teens, between 10 and 14 years old, and our goal is to increase the number of young participants in the Center, to encourage them to strike a friendship with children in the same situation and, thus, to speak more Portuguese among themselves,” explains Bazi.

The event’s activities include playtime, educational games, chatting and informal interactions, all of it in Portuguese. In order for the kids remember their origins also through flavors, a typically Brazilian snack, with guarana and cheese bread, is served.

For additional information, go to https://www.facebook.com/Brasiliban/


Quick info
Event – Little Brazilians in Lebanon
November 14, at 4 pm
Brazil-Lebanon Cultural Center, Mar Mitr street, Trad building, Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: +961 1 322 905

*Translated by Sérgio Kakitani

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