All of the Lusofonias Trustees live in Edinburgh and have children between the ages of 2 and 9 years of age. We noticed early on that despite our efforts at home with conversations, reading and trips in Portuguese, English dominated our children's linguistic output. As a result we looked for and found families in similar circumstances, children who live in between the two languages (sometimes more) and cultures. Ultimately we want our children to understand and speak Portuguese, but also that they are able to read and write in Portuguese. The development of this project is the result of many hours of work, sometimes late into the evening. The project is not however done and dusted... there is a lot of room to grow. The truth is that in order for Lusofonias to continue to exist and thrive we need more interested families and volunteers.
We appeal to all who are reading this: the Lusofonias team needs you!