August 22, 2017

Festa de São Pedro na AJD

June 28th we gathered to party few things at the AJD: we celebrated São Pedro, we inaugurated the AJD ecological garden and we celebrated the Gi's anniversary with a dinner with games and performances in our garden.
The party started around 5:30 p.m., after finishing the Summer Camp activities of that day, with music being plaied, traditional games and a facial painting workshop, while people were coming and the barbaques were being prepared.
At 7:00 p.m., the first sardines and the first fillets were already on the grill, while people were enjoying the football game of Portugal against Chile, the summer sun and the lemonades and fresh beers. As people were starting to feel hungry, they approached to the grills to receive their menu, consisting of two sardines, a fillet (or the vegetarian alternative, which was a Spanish omelette made by me - Àngel - with all my affection ), a caldo verde (traditional Portuguese soup) and a fruit salad as dessert.
When everyone was already with their food on the table (at around 9:00 p.m.), Gi and I gave a short speech about our main projects and tasks at AJD so that people could see our work here. Gi presented the art lessons and I explained the ecological garden project. When the performance ended (and after singing Congratulations to Gi), we had some special guests: the group Ás das cantigas, who came from Subportela with their concertinas (a tipical Portuguese music instrument) to delight us with their traditional songs and, after them, Ao Toque do Cavaquinho, the group of cavaquinhos from AJD, finished the night with some of their songs.
Overall, I think it was a very cool night where many of the people who have had some connection with AJD could be together. Everything went very well, and I think that the more than 70 people who came to celebrate São Pedro with us liked the party and had a good summer's night.
We hope to repeat these events in the future!
Until next time!!
Àngel
Na AJD estivemos em festa no dia 28 de junho: festejamos o São Pedro, inauguramos a horta ecológica da AJD e comemoramos o aniversário da Gi com um jantar de convívio e animação no nosso jardim.
A festa começou por volta das 17h30, após os campos de férias, com música, jogos tradicionais e uma oficina de pinturas faciais, entanto as pessoas estavam a chegar e as brasas se estavam a preparar.
Às 19h00 as primeiras sardinhas e as primeiras fevras já estavam no grelhador e as pessoas já começavam a desfrutar do jogo de futebol de Portugal contra Chile, do sol de verão e da limonada e cerveja fresquinha. Assim, à medida que as pessoas tinham fome aproximavam-se das brasas para receber o seu menu, composto por duas sardinhas, uma febra (ou a alternativa vegetariana, que era uma tortilha de batatas feita por mim – Àngel – com todo o meu carinho), um caldo verde e uma salada de frutas como sobremesa.
Quando toda a gente estava já com a sua comida na mesa, por volta das 21h00, a Gi e eu fizemos uma pequena apresentação sobre os nossos principais projetos e tarefas na AJD, para as pessoas perceberem o nosso trabalho aqui. A Gi apresentou as aulas de arte e eu a horta ecológica. Quando a apresentação acabou (e depois de cantar os parabéns à Gi), tivemos uns convidados especiais: o grupo Ás das cantigas, que veio desde Subportela com as suas concertinas para deliciar-nos com as suas canções tradicionais. A seguir, o grupo Ao Toque do Cavaquinho, o grupo de cavaquinhos da AJD, terminou a noite com algumas das suas músicas.
No geral, eu acho que foi uma noite muito fixe, onde conviveram muitas das pessoas que, de uma maneira ou outra, tem algum vínculo com a AJD. Correu tudo muito bem, e acho que as mais de 70 pessoas que vieram festejar o São Pedro connosco gostaram da festa e passaram uma boa noite de verão.
Esperamos repetir estes eventos no futuro!
Até a próxima!!
Àngel 



August 21, 2017

Um bocadinho de Historia da Arte

Uma pequena oficina de 4 momentos: o Papiro Egípcio e os pintores Miró, Chagall e Van Gogh.
As crianças foram capazes de observar e conhecer a história básica das várias técnicas artísticas e das vidas dos três pintores; de aumentar a sua capacidade de imaginação e fantasia de forma própria.
O objetivo é trazer a criança para um assunto muitas vezes negligenciado nas escolas.

XX° ANIVERSARIO da AJD


Foi no dia 19 de Abril de 1997 que a Associação Juvenil de Deão – AJD foi fundada oficialmente.
Comemoramos no passado dia 20 de maio o 20º aniversário da AJD com associados/as e amigos/as. 
Foi um momento de convívio, com muita animação, e serviu para recordar e apresentar o trabalho desenvolvido pela associação ao longo dos 20 anos. 

July 20, 2017

Recicla-te!

The first week of Summer Camps, with a topic of recycling, finished, and it gave its place to the second week, dedicated to the folk traditions of the village of Deão.
On Monday, with the help of Sílvia's grandfather, one of the few people who still knows how to make caroças in the village, we learned how to make caroças, a dress made with reeds that men and women wore in ancient times to protect themselves from wind and rain. We were very surprised to see how complicated and meticulous this job is!

July 06, 2017

A HORTA DA AJD JÁ ESTÁ PRONTA!



Good Morning!
I am Angel and today I will talk about my main project as a volunteer at AJD: the garden project.
I had been interested in horticulture for a long time, but in Barcelona, a big city, it was very difficult to learn about it. Luckily, at AJD I found the moment, the space and the time to learn how to build an organic garden. Therefore, I am very happy to have done this project and to be able to finally introduce you to the garden of the AJD because, after weeks of digging, preparing the ground, planting, sowing and watering, the project has begun to take shape and finally, from a spot where there was only land and grass, came the long-awaited organic garden.

June 20, 2017

CAMPOS DE FÉRIAS DE PÁSCOA 2017

A primavera chegou a Deão, e também à AJD!
É hora para os campos de fárias da Páscoa 2017!
Os dias estão a ficar mais longos e o sol traz mais calor. 
O desejo de verão é realmente grande!

May 23, 2017

NEWS FROM DEÃO



Bom dia!

It’s been a while since last actualisation, but we are still alive! Everything is going great here. This weekend we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the AJD, which I am sure it will be awesome. Gi and I are having a good time, we just came back from a holiday week in Madeira!

March 29, 2017

A CHEGADA A PORTUGAL


Hello!! 
My name is Àngel and I work as a volunteer at AJD, together with Ginevra.
I am a 24 years old guy from Barcelona. I finished my studies in Social and Solidarity Economy a few months ago, but I couldn’t find a job that motivates me, so I was a bit lost…

March 24, 2017

OLÁ PORTUGAL!

Hello! 

My name is Ginevra Agosti. I am 27 years old and next June I will be 28.
I live in Bergamo, a beautiful town that counts about 120,000 inhabitants and is close to the big city of Milan, situated in the northern part of Italy.

Since I did a six moths exchange program experience in Brazil when I was in high school, I can now speak Portuguese quite well.

March 20, 2017

APRENDER A LER E A ESCREVER ...


Learning to write and to read… It might sound like a project with some children from a preschool or the first school year, but quite the reverse… 

January 20, 2017

CAMPOS DE FERIAS



Only 5 days, but 5 really intense days. Many hours and many activities.

January 11, 2017

CLUBE DE INGLÊS


Part of my EVS-project is the cooperation with the Agrupamento de Escolas de Arga e Lima that the children and teenager that go to Ludoteca of AJD attend. So since the second week of my EVS here in Portugal I spend two days per week in the school in Lanheses, where is located the main part of the schools.