As the organization has partnerships and projects in Guinea-Bissau, among other Portuguese-speaking African countries, and a number of their members are often in that country, we come up with a common project to develop content related to Guinea-Bissau in the Wikimedia projects, a country where actually it's not easy to find information and contents on the Internet, at the same time involving Guinean communities, both in the country and abroad.
As FEM was organizing an event for Africa Day, celebrated worldwide every 25 May, we arranged for a thematic workshop a few days earlier presenting and explaining the project to a number of members and friends of FEM, already starting to develop some content. The project was presented to a broader audience at 25 May, during the Africa Day celebrations at FEM, with the presence of Dr. Abdul Carimo Baldé, from Porto's Guinean Students Association, among many members of the local Guinean community, as well as other PALOP countries.
New communities are being involved and starting to take part on the project, among them Guinea-Bissau communities, until now without any noticeable Wikimedia presence. In particular, cooperation has been established with a group of teachers in Bissau, from São Paulo school, one of FEM's partners. Building a Wikimedian community in the country is one of the objectives of the project. Tabanca Grande, the biggest war veteran community from the Guinean 1963-1974 war, has also stated their interest in participating actively.
Some of the FEM's GLAM images of Island of Bolama, former colonial capital of Guinea-Bissau, part of the Bolama Bijagós UNESCO biosphere reserve, and aiming at being Guinea-Bissau first World Heritage site:
Daily life at the port of Bolama
Praia de Ofir
The old barracks
Jardim Honório Barreto
The Governor's Palace
Grazing sheep at Amilcar Cabral Avenue
Low tide at the Bijagós
The old colonial hospital
Hotel ruins at Praia de Ofir, now taken by the jungle