Rotary in Action: Rotary Club of Brazil Orlando teaching the Portuguese Language to our children
18 maio 2018
The effort to maintain the Portuguese language is a challenge for those who lives in a foreign country. It is very important that families practice it at home on a regular basis. Based on that, Rotary Club of Brazil Orlando developed a project called “APREDENDO PORTUGUÊS” in 2017. The main goal is to teach the importance of preserving our heritage and language. This program allows our children to study and maintain the Portuguese Language. This year, the club president, Patricia Curcovezki established a partnership with Liberty Institute which is an English school. The school director, Bernard Vasconcelos offered their classrooms, so we could teach the classes to children and teenagers ages from 5 to 14 years old.
This project “APRENDENDO PORTUGUÊS” is a non-profit organization relying on voluntary experienced teachers. They are especially dedicated to support and educate the Brazilian community in Orlando. We would like to thank you everyone involved in making this dream come true. In special, our voluntary teacher Ana Paula Skaf who teached and played with our Brazilian and American kids with so much joy these last two semesters. We had diversity of educational and recreational activities including different cultural topics such as: Carnaval, Seasons of the Year, Easter, Day of the Indian, Brazilian Folklore, Environment, types of Transportation and even the traditional Festa Junina, which involves a series of recreation games and typical food dishes from different regions of Brazil.
This program is really one of the most important projects from our Rotary Club. We can clearly see how the students can experience the culture and traditions from our origin country, reinforcing our heritage language here in the USA, now and in the future.
Without a doubt, this initiative is extremely important for the Americans too. Once we know that having the proficiency in another language, like Portuguese, can differentiate and give you great job opportunities in the USA.
Make sure to include your children in this project, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about our next semester program. You can also visit our Facebook Rotary Club of Brazil Orlando.