Promotion of Patuá and the Macanese culture to young people

On the 1st of March, a session dedicated to Patuá was held, jointly promoted by the Association “Language Exchange and Culture Promotion” (LECPA) and the Associação dos Jovens Macaenses (AJM).
“Patuá: And now, how?” was the first activity of 2023 carried out by the two associations, after the easing of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, and featured the presentation by Paula Carion, vice-president of the board of AJM and member of Dóci Papiacám di Macau, group theater that celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.
The session in Cantonese and Patuá, aimed specifically at the vast young audience of Macau, with the presence of the Chinese, Portuguese and Macanese communities, was intended to spread knowledge of the Portuguese Creole of Macau at risk of extinction, decreed by UNESCO. In the form of interaction with the audience, simple words from Patuá with influences in Cantonese, Portuguese, Malay and even English were shared with the participants, as well as the need to preserve this creole or dialect, which is promoted every year in a theater play by the Dóci Papiaçám di Macau group, part of the intangible heritage of Macau and the People’s Republic of China, as well as Macanese cuisine.
Un Wa Lok, president of LECPA, indicated that the event was organized in connection with the International Mother Language Day and where UNESCO recognizes the importance of multilingualism for society, along with the knowledge of multiculturalism. Through this event, it was possible for the two associations involved to work together to promote Patuá to the public.
At the end of the session, editions of the International Institute of Macau on the subject were distributed to participants.
The session, held at the International Institute of Macau and with the support of the theater group Dóci Papiaçám di Macau, was also attended by the president of AJM, António Monteiro and Miguel de Senna Fernandes, playwright and director of Dóci Papiaçám di Macau, where the participants still had time for a gathering, along with Macanese snacks.

AJM has visited Forum Macao

AJM has visited the Permanent Secretariat of Forum for Economic and Trade Co-Operation between China and the Portuguese-Speaking Countries (Macao) on 10 January 2023. AJM expressed the importance of working with Forum Macao and promote the Macanese values in future activities. Forum Macao was represented by the Secretary-General, Ji Xianzheng, wishing AJM a great 2023 year and the importance of the young Macanese community in future works with the Forum Macao, as well part of the Macau as a platform between China and the Portuguese Speaking Countries. 

MMC X AJM Motorcycle Gathering 2022

A joint initiative of Macau Moto Club and AJM has gathered local riders in a fun activity all over Macau on 10 December 2022. Please check the video!

Brincâ cô Patuá

A workshop to learn the Macanese creole was held on the afternoon of 3 December 2022 at the International Institute of Macau. This was a fun and joint initiative of AJM and Lekka and supported by the theatre group of Dóci Papiacám di Macau, with young kids having a closed contact with the Patuá language.

AJM 10th anniversary celebration

The 10th anniversary of AJM was on 12 November 2022 and held at Vasco Bar of the Hotel Artyzen, with the presence of the Secretary of the Social Affairs and Culture of the Macau SAR, Ms. Ao Ieong U. The event was sponsored by the Banco Nacional Ultramarino.

Soccer and Badminton Tournament 2022

AJM, with the collaboration of the Associação dos Antigos Alunos da Escola Comercial “Pedro Nolasco”, held the annual football and badminton sports tournament at the Portuguese School of Macau (EPM), with the presence and support of representatives of the DSEDJ of the Macau SAR and EPM for the delivery of the final prizes to the winners of the two tournaments.

AJM Cultural Exchange visit to Fujian 2022

AJM carried out a cultural exchange visit in Fujian, People’s Republic of China, from 9 to 14 October this year.

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Chief Executive received the new board of directors of Associação dos Jovens Macaenses

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