SGAL – Sociedade Gestora da Alta de Lisboa supports the MINI LUSOPHONE GAMES which will occur from April 15th through April 19th in the Alta de Lisboa sports facilities. These Mini Lusophone Games are occurring within the scope of the 2nd Lusophone Games, Lisbon 2009 and are integrated in its social and multicultural programme.
An Organising Commission was established to realise the event, in which 10 Sports Groups from Alta de Lisboa, Parish Councils, K´CIDADE (Urban Community Support Programme) and COJOL (Lusophone Games Organising Committee) participated. This activity was aided by Gebalis, Lisbon City Council and SGAL. The event’s patron is Prof. Moniz Pereira. The Mini Lusophone Games will count on the participation of over 600 students from 5 Primary Education Schools in Alta de Lisboa (School Groups of Alto do Lumiar and Pintos Almada Negreiros) in five different sports: Athletics, Indoor Football, Judo, Mini Handball and Basketball. It is the responsibility of each school to be represented by 2 or 3 Portuguese-speaking countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Mozambique, São Tomé, Equatorial Guinea, Timor, Goa and Macau. The students must also complete a research project on the social and cultural reality of the countries, which will be displayed in the Exhibition of Portuguese-speaking Countries, which will be open to the public between April 15th and April 19th in the Sports Complex of Alta de Lisboa.
The population of Alta de Lisboa is invited to watch the Opening Ceremonies (April 15th at 14.00, in the Prof. Moniz Pereira Athletics Track), in addition to the collective competitions on the 16th, 17th and 18th in the Sports Complex of the Charneca Parish and Ameixoeira and the Athletics Centre of Galinheiras and the Closing Ceremonies (April 19th at 14.00 in the Sports Complex of Alta de Lisboa). The following activities will be integrated in the events: Indoor Football, Mini Handball and Basketball Finals, Associations Fair, Exhibition of Portuguese-speaking Countries and The Closing Ceremony with invited artists. For more information please visit the blog, http://www.minijogoslusofonia.blogspot.com/.