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BLACKFROKIDS: help us to build up a primary school in Guinea-Bissau

We are fundraising to help vulnerable children in Guinea-Bissau to get a better education by providing a community school with the best possible conditions.

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When a child doesn’t have access to a school, it impacts every facet of their life – from worldviews to life expectancy to likelihood of violence and prevalence of disease. A school is a spark which begins to shape it all.

We believe that every child has the right to have access to education and no child should be forced to study outside, or in a dangerous environment. With access to a good education, children can escape poverty.

Many children have to choose between getting an education and being safe. Without classrooms, they are forced to study under trees, in all weather. They are exposed to the elements, distracted, and unable to learn and when it rains they have to cancel the lessons and mostly they get cold and wet.


The project Nobalur aims to support and promote Guinea-Bissau in every sector, we’ve been helping many vulnerable people in the country since 2017 by using our influence online and in the society.

In partnership with BLACKFROKIDS, a project that aims to to help vulnerable children in Africa and represents diversity and equality through fashion and events, we are using our cartoon Super Hero KENDO BODHI – The Light of Africa, to guide the kids to a better future.

I remember the first time when I came to my motherland in 2017, when I saw the daily life condition of many people I realised I should do something to change it.

My mum lives in Antula, a place located in Bissau, when I came back in 2019 I have seen children going to school under a big tree, sitting down on wooden chairs, they usually call it “The chair school”, it was right opposite our house.


I was astonished with the situation, and sad because they were my neighbours, my cousin who contributes to the school as a teacher, have been working with me for the last years on the project Nobalur, we always wanted to build up a school, but unfortunately we couldn’t find a place yet and didn’t have the capital to do it.

So I’ve spoken with my cousin about doing something for the children at the “chair school” but the condition were miserable, and we knew that before we could donate a pencil or a notebook we were sure we needed to have a safe place to begin with.

So we did what we could at the moment, in Collaboration with the members on the school we built up the little place to try to protect them from the rain and the sun until we had the chance to get more money.

Shared the CEO Pucurutcha Stella.

In 2020/21, 200 children benefited from the school, unfortunatly some of them gave up before the year ends, due to the lack of condition.

Actually we divided the space into 4 rooms, 6 teachers and lessons are given in the morning and in the afternoon.

Unfortunately there is no desks, boards. There’s no cantine neither bathroom for the kids, which turns difficult when they need to use the toilet, most of them goes home and leave the lesson.

We’re planing not just to build up the school, but to administrate the school and guarantee that we can support them in their progress in the future.

With only £30 you can pay a year fee for each child to attend the school, but we are certain that we firstly need to get them a safe environment to work in.

BENFICA Bissau hired two players for the women’s team

Forward Flemato Sanó and Leonarda Cá are the new signings of the female team of the Eagles of Bissau for the 2020-2021 season.

Athletes signed a one-year contract with the club led by Wilson Pereira Batista. They never played the championship organized by the FFGB but they played in their sectors.
Female Sanó known as “Neymar” is from the sector of Caine, region of Tombali, while Leonarda Cá came from the team from the island dis Bijagós. The footballers were introduced at the club’s headquarters in Bissau, and were discovered by the Prospecting and Player Assessment team at the Bissau club.

Leonarda Cá thanked the direction of the club for the opportunity to reach the squad said that it is a dream that was contracted as eagles player.

On the other hand, Flemato Sanó told reporters that Benfica is a great club, champion in title and promises surprises for Benfica fans.
The Club Manager, after the presentation of the two new signings, revealed that one of the priorities of the club management is betting on the female team, as recommended by FIFA.

“FIFA is betting on the development of women’s football and the club must follow this dynamic. The women’s team will be almost equated to the men’s team, because both are senior teams from Benfica and we cannot make a difference between both.” Said Wilson Pereira.
The female team of Sport Bissau e Benfica started to compete officially 4 years ago in the national championship and in the 2018-2019 season it was crowned champion.
Last season women’s teams
did not compete due to the pandemic of the new corona virus.

Source : O Democrata

Written By: Cristina Fonseca

UN offers digital equipament to preserve Guinea-Bissau history

The National Institute of Studies and Research and the National Library Of Guinea-Bissau, the Guyanese Association of Documentalists, Archivists and Librarians presented new digital equipment offered by the UN to preserve the country’s history.

“With this equipment, we are committed to creating a digital library for Guinea-Bissau” stated Director General of the Iaguba Djaló Library.

Due to the 1998 and 1999 Civil War, most of the historical documents and archives of various public institutions were destroyed.
The recovery of this memory will be possible through digital equipment that will allow 120,000 documents, 3,000 photographic images, 8,000 films and 4,000 microfilms to be digitised.

Iaguba Djaló affirms that it is a difficult job to limit in time due to two aspects, first aspect the well-trained and motivated human resources, financial and transport means.

The second aspect is the preservation of documents due to the tropical climate with excessive and temperatures that can be harmful to organic matter.

It also suggests the rehabilitation of buildings so that the necessary conditions for the preservation of documents are created.

Written by: Cristina Lopes Da Fonseca

Source: Noticias ao Minuto

Ragui & Bagui is the name of the new children’s project by Eric Daro

Ragui & Bagui is the name of the new children’s project by Eric Daro that will be launched on 1st of June, the date that the world celebrates children’s day.

Daro, who is already a well-known artist, uses his art to educate and motivate children.

In 2018 the artist released his song ABC Localizan, which came with a music video with a lot of animation and learning.

The video was recorded in a school in Guinea-Bissau. It was the children’s version of the original song “Localizan” and aimed to alert and raise awareness both for adults and children about the importance of education.

Ragui & Bagui aims to educate children through educational content, games , music and a lot of entertainment.

Ragui which is the prefix of Rapaz / Rapacinho (boy ) and Gui the suffix of Guigui (Guinean).

As well as Bagui which is the prefix of Badjuda (girl) and the suffix of Guigui (Guinean).

It was the artist’s inspiration to create the project’s name in a way that did not create an ethnic name that could consequently cause social division.

Eric Daro believes that education has a crucial role in society, and it is important that we educate our children to value african culture.

The full episodes will be published on the official YouTube channel Ragui & Bagui and the first one will be release on 1st of June.

Written by: Pucurutcha Stella

José Manuel In-Uba , the doctor who works in Aveiro and helped to build up six schools in Guinea-Bissau | Nobalur

José Manuel In-Uba is 59 years old, he was born in the Oio region , the northern part of Guinea-Bissau.

He emigrated to Portugal over 20 years ago, but never forgot his country. José Manuel is a doctor who currently works in Aveiro and São João da Madeira.

Over the years he has helped his country build up six schools in the village where he was born, Bindoro.

In addition to helping in the construction and rehabilitation of school in the neighboring boards.

The Guinean doctor created in 2017 a foundation, thus seeking that his solidarity activity has an greater impact.

The foundation focuses on health and education.

In the begging of the currently year the Foundation José Manuel In-Uba went to Guinea-Bissau with Doctors and nurses from Aveiro and Famalicão in order to help and train general practitioners to perform surgery.

Eleven doctors and nurses from Aveiro and Famalicão hospitals ran a solidarity marathon in Guinea-Bissau: in 15 days they operated 200 people, most of them children, in Simão Mendes Hospital.

  The team took all the necessary surgical equipment and willingness. In addition to voluntary assistance , they gave a training course for local doctors and nurses.

Through his foundation , José also rised school supplies, clothes and toys. Recently he made the donation delivery in Guinea-Bissau and TVI shared a report.