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Hugo Menino Aguiar

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No dia 13 e 14 de Setembro tive o prazer de estar presente na iniciativa da Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos - "Portugal Europeu. E agora?". (...) Para quem conhece o SPEAK respondo a duas perguntas que normalmente me fazem e que aproveito para referenciar aqui. Read more

SPEAK Gathering - Event in the Castle of Leiria
When I was asked if there is, in Leiria, cultural incomprehension, stigmas or ignorance towards the “other” I always remember my conversation with Bruno Gonçalves, the intercultural mediator and former president of Associations against racism and for the defence of minorities. “Thanks to the gypsy many Portuguese have eaten their soup… Many parents say to their children – eat your soup or I’ll call the gypsy to take you away!” This may sound like a joke but it is serious. Read more

If I only had 2 minutes to describe this social project, this is how I would do it. Let me introduce you SPEAK.

Sani e Patricia
This is crazy. We got the Castle of Leiria to organize a SPEAK event. It doesn't look that great until you see the beauty around this Castle - right? Read more

On the 5th November of 2008 23 friends founded Associação Fazer Avançar. The best school I've been so far... Read more


Leiria Language Exchange is now SPEAK. Let’s make this project sustainable, let’s make sure it has social impact and we are going on the right direction. The dream about societies that integrate, Read more

More one video, this one by REGIÃO DE LEIRIA 22 of May one more day to remember. I was part of a group of 45 volunteers that organized a happiness Read more

Fui convidado pelo Clube Rotaract de Alcobaça, a quem aproveito para agradecer, para fazer uma apresentação na XXX Conferência Distrital de Rotaract e X Interact. Escolhi o tema “Criar Parcerias". A ideia passava por falar sobre a minha experiência enquanto membro de um Club Rotaract (Club Rotaract de Leiria) e membro de uma Associação Juvenil RNAJ (Associação Fazer Avançar). Read more

I’m not certain if either we are unconsciously walking around or if we are willingly avoiding the reality. Within the present context, we have to choose between two possible paths: the first one leads to the maintenance of ill speaking, of not wanting to rebuild our home, our company, our own land, or our country. The second one implies our availability to make an individual effort which may start by ensuring our contribution to our local club, to the association with which we share our personal values or to the defense of that cause which is particularly meaningful to us. Read more