IES Aliste de Alcañices - "Timeless Initiative": FRAH and Iberdrola Against Climate Change

We continue to move towards a more sustainable future!


The Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation remains steadfast in its environmental commitment with the "Timeless Initiative," in collaboration with Iberdrola. We are excited to share that on the 22nd, we also welcomed students from the IES de Aliste de Alcañices, who joined us to participate in this new phase of the project.


"Timeless Initiative" aims to involve ten educational centers in our city and province in a playful-educational challenge, where we explore solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change and promote sustainable practices in our community.


The presence of the IES de Aliste de Alcañices in this initiative reflects their commitment to environmental care and their interest in contributing to a more sustainable future for all.


At FRAH, we greatly appreciate the collaboration with Iberdrola and are enthusiastic about the positive impact we can achieve together in protecting our natural environment. Let's continue working together towards a greener and more prosperous world!

Visit by Students from Mortágua

A very special visit at the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation!


We are pleased to share that on March 22nd, we had the honor of receiving a group of students and teachers from Mortágua, Portugal, at our facilities.

It was a real pleasure to show them our Foundation, as well as our activities, goals, and mission.


The energy and interest demonstrated by our visitors were truly inspiring. We are proud to share our passion for our work and commitment to the community.


We sincerely thank the students and teachers from Mortágua for taking the time to visit us and learn more about what we do. We hope they enjoyed their visit as much as we enjoyed their company.


We look forward to seeing them again soon and continuing to share experiences towards a better future for all!


📢 Event Report: March 20th


🗓️ Date: Wednesday, March 20th

🕒 Time: 9:25-10:15

🏫 Location: Auditorium of IES María de Molina - Groups: E4A and E4B


On March 20th, we enthusiastically celebrated the commemorative activities of European Authors Day, organized by the Europe Direct Zamora Center and the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation. This event, preceding the EU-wide celebration on March 27th, aimed to reignite the interest of young generations in reading and immerse them in the literary richness of the continent.


The Europe Direct Zamora Center and the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation were present at this culturally significant event. In the Auditorium of IES María de Molina, groups E4A and E4B had the privilege of enjoying the conference "Definition and Characteristics of Contemporary European Literature," delivered by Mr. Julio Eguaras Gutiérrez, professor of Language and Literature at the aforementioned educational center.


We deeply appreciate the collaboration and support of IES María de Molina for hosting this event on their premises. We also extend our sincerest gratitude to Mr. Julio Eguaras Gutiérrez for his availability to enrich this activity with his experience and knowledge.


Additionally, we want to express our gratitude to the Provincial Education Directorate of Zamora from the Castilla y León Regional Government, whose support has been essential to carry out this event.


From the Europe Direct Zamora Center and the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation, we take pride in actively participating in the promotion of European literature and the encouragement of reading among the new generations.


This gathering reminds us of the importance of the words of European authors, which transcend borders and invite us to explore new literary horizons. May this celebration inspire more young people to discover the magic of reading and the cultural diversity of Europe!

"Timeless Initiative": FRAH and Iberdrola Against Climate Change

On Friday, March 15, 2024, the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation embarked on a significant project in collaboration with Iberdrola. Under the name "Timeless Initiative," this initiative aims to promote environmental awareness and address the challenge of climate change.


We are pleased to welcome @ies_fuentesauco, who joined us in this initial stage of the project. Together, we are committed to engaging ten educational centers in our city and province in a playful and educational challenge, where we will explore solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change and promote sustainable practices in our community.


At FRAH, we deeply value this collaboration with Iberdrola and are excited about the positive impact we can achieve together in protecting our environment.


On March 2nd, a significant meeting took place during the presentation of Holy Week in Medina de Rioseco in Bragança. This event, aimed at promoting integration between our communities, was graced by the notable presence of the Secretary-General of the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation, who was joined by the Councilwoman of the Municipal Chamber, Mrs. Fernanda Silva, the Mayor of Medina de Rioseco, Mr. David Esteban, the President of the Holy Week Board of this city, as well as representatives from the Casa da Misericordia of Bragança and the Bragança-Miranda Diocese.


This gathering, framed within an initiative to strengthen ties between our towns, is a demonstration of our Foundation's commitment to collaboration and intercultural understanding. The presence of the Secretary-General at this event emphasizes the importance we place on fostering cooperation between neighboring communities.


We will continue to work to promote initiatives that encourage integration and exchange between our localities.


Let's relive together the exciting presentation of the second installment of the Extrapontem Saga: "La Hermandad de la Cruz", a work written by the talented Alberto Alonso Crespo!


🗓️ Event Date: Friday, March 1st

📍 Location: Bodega del Convento de San Francisco - Barrio de Cabañales, current headquarters of FRAH

🕢 Time: 7:30 PM


Alberto Alonso Crespo, a budding author with an overflowing passion for writing, immersed us in a world of intrigue and mystery with his latest work. Left-handed, from Zamora, a lover of basketball, music, and architecture, this multifaceted writer offers us a unique perspective through his pages, where urban and architectural spaces come to life amidst captivating plots.


Book Synopsis:

"Revenge always digs two graves. Destiny decides for whom both are." In this second and final installment of the Extrapontem saga, the story continues and reaches its conclusion. The Chapel of the Dean Don Diego Vázquez de Cepeda remains the epicenter of the plot, while new urban and ecclesiastical spaces of the city emerge. Amid mysterious rituals, the Brotherhood of the Cross, the Clan of the Eleven, the Disciplinarian Brothers, and the Exaltation of the Cross, among others, unfold a plot full of adventure, intrigue, conspiracy, and vengeance. The characters face the consequences of their own decisions unconsciously and boldly.


It was a truly memorable event, and we thank all attendees for their enthusiasm. We hope to see you at future events to continue exploring together the fascinating worlds that literature offers us!

Presentation of the book "Pretérito Imperfeito" - Tales from the Northeast by António Tiza

It is an honor to announce that the Fundación Rei Afonso Henriques will host the presentation of the book "Pretérito Imperfeito - Contos do Nordeste" by the distinguished author António André Pinelo Tiza, in collaboration with the Sabaria Association.


This literary event, which promotes the appreciation of the traditions of the northeastern Trás-os-Montes region, will take place on Thursday, February 22nd, at 7:30 p.m., at the Library of the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation, located at Avenida Nazareno de San Frontis s/n, Zamora.


António Pinelo Tiza, researcher, anthropologist, and philosopher, invites us to delve into his work, which offers a unique perspective on the traditions of this region through 18 fictional stories. "Pretérito Imperfeito" stands out for intertwining fiction with elements of popular culture, traditional activities, and social organization, providing readers with an enriching literary experience.


Don't miss this opportunity to explore the cultural richness of the northeastern Trás-os-Montes region. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy a unique evening with the literature of António André Pinelo Tiza!

Fostering Transboundary Sustainability: Eco-Observatory Project of the Douro River

We are pleased to announce the implementation of an innovative project, funded in collaboration with the European Union through the Interreg VI-A Spain-Portugal Program (POCTEP) 2021-2027. This initiative, involving the participation of various Spanish and Portuguese entities, aims to create a Transboundary Ecological Observatory around the Douro River.


As a starting point, there will be a seminar on February 15th in Zamora, at the headquarters of the Fundación Rei Afonso Henriques. We will have the distinguished presence of experts, technicians, and researchers, including the renowned environmental communicator and patron of our Foundation, Joaquín Araújo. This event will provide us with the opportunity to better understand the territory we inhabit and its characteristics, addressing crucial aspects of landscape and biodiversity.


Important Note:


Attendance to the seminar is free, but prior registration is required for organizational purposes. Limited spaces available!


We appreciate your interest and participation in this event, which seeks to strengthen the connection between Spain and Portugal for the sustainability of the Douro River environment. We look forward to your presence!

"CAPLE Exams 2024 at FRAH"

"The CAPLE PLE (Portuguese as a Foreign Language) exams can be taken by those who do not have Portuguese as their native language and wish to demonstrate, for educational, professional, or other purposes, their competence in Portuguese, as recognized by each certificate or diploma.


In non-school exams, individuals aged 16 or older who consider themselves prepared to take the exam of their choice may apply, regardless of how they acquired PLE and where they did so.




Registrations for the three sessions of this year 2024 are already open. You can register through the following link:

Charting Cross-Border Dreams: Welcome to 2024 with the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation!"

It is a pleasure for us to resume our activities at the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation and embark on an exciting year full of new opportunities and projects. We hope you have enjoyed a well-deserved break and are ready to face the challenges and joys that 2024 will bring.

We wish each of you a New Year filled with health, happy moments, and successes that surpass your expectations. May this year be marked by the fulfillment of dreams, the achievement of goals, and the creation of unforgettable memories as we work together in a cross-border effort.

At the Rei Afonso Henriques Foundation, we deeply value teamwork and collaboration beyond borders. We rely on your valuable support to make this year extraordinary, joining forces in our common action.

Let us remember that each day is a new opportunity to learn, grow, and share. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." May this year inspire us to pursue our dreams with passion and determination, strengthening our bonds and transcending borders.

We are excited about everything that lies ahead and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to share this journey with each of you. May 2024 be a year filled with peace, health, prosperity, and achievements, built together and transcending borders!

Portuguese Music in Zamora

We extend to you a warm invitation to two exquisite evenings of Portuguese Music in Zamora that will undoubtedly captivate your senses. 🇵🇹


1 - Mísia presents "Animal Sentimental"


📅 Date: December 2nd

🕖 Time: 7:00 PM

🏟️ Venue: Teatro Ramos Carrión de Zamora

🎟️ Tickets: Available at the theater box office or through the following link:


In an act of sensitivity and emotion, Mísia, the acclaimed dreamy "fadista," singer, and master of emotions, invites us into her musical world with "Animal Sentimental." A unique opportunity to explore the mysteries of feelings through her art.


2 - Miguel Gizzas and Rogerio Charraz: Portuguese Music Night


📅 Date: Saturday, December 9th

🕖 Time: 9:00 PM

🏟️ Venue: Seminário Theater

🆓 Admission: Free until seating is full!


After a resounding success at FHLIM 2022, Miguel Gizzas and Rogerio Charraz return to Zamora to seduce the audience with their captivating Romance Musical proposal. Get ready for an unforgettable night of Portuguese music.


We share these musical gems with you and hope you join us to experience the magic of Portuguese music in Zamora.


#PortugueseMusicZamora #MusicalEvents #Zamora

Official Examinations in Portuguese as a Foreign Language

November Call for CAPLE Exams



To register, please access the following link:

English Course - That's English - EOI Zamora



Official "That's English!" Course at the Official School of Languages in Zamora



We are pleased to inform you about the opportunity to enhance your English language skills through the Official "That's English!" Course with the Official School of Languages in Zamora.







🌐 Course Details: 

📅 Enrollment period: From September 15th to October 31st. 

💰 Annual course cost: Only 200€. 

🎓 Available levels: From basic A2 to advanced C1. 

📜 Official Certification: Upon completing the course, you will receive an official certification from the Official School of Languages. 

💼 Flexibility: Learn at your own pace and from anywhere. 

📚 Complete learning materials: Includes textbooks, an e-learning platform, and a mobile application.


This is a unique opportunity to improve your English skills with an official course that you can follow either in person or online. However, please note that spaces are limited, so we encourage you not to miss out on this opportunity.


Are you ready to take a significant step in your English language learning journey? Enroll now and get ready to achieve your goals.


For more information and to enroll, you can contact us through: 

📞 Phone: +34 980530657 

📧 Email:


Don't miss this opportunity. Join this exciting English language learning experience!


Official course link


We hope you can reach your goals in English language learning.

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