WikiAfrica Project

Hi folks,

while procrastinating surfing on the internet, I found this project WIKIAFRICA, and  I think it may interest you. 

As they publish in their page:

“WikiAfrica is a collaborative and international project designed to Africanize Wikipedia.

The project will promote a new method of acquiring and sharing knowledge that is fully-inclusive, mainstream, intercultural and relevant to contemporary and historic Africa.

The project aims to assist and support the growth of Wikipedia as a free and open encyclopedia that provides greater access to Africa‘s wealth of contemporary and historic realities. This is done through networks, research, projects, publications, and events.

WikiAfrica contributes to Wikimedia projects online and also works externally with texts, quotes, images, audio and video.”

There is more in their page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiAfrica/About

This project is being coordinated by http://www.lettera27.org/, which is also very interesting. In their own words: 

“lettera27 is a non-profit foundation, born in July 2006. Its mission is to support the right to literacy, education, and the access to knowledge and information.
lettera27 is the 27th letter of the alphabet, the missing letter, the letter yet to be, the hybrid sign, the empty box, the link between oral and written words, the connection to the future, the intersection of analogic and digital.”

I though that maybe you would be interested in contributing to the project writing about African authors, for instance, and publishing it here in the blog and there in the WikiAfrica.

The coordinator of the project is Iolanda Pensa, and her email is io@pensa.it, if you have any queries.

XxN



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