Building a new generation of knowledge activists

Moleskine Foundation and Fondazione Aurora launch a call for young students proficient in African languages to participate in the WikiAfrica Higher Education Initiative.

This initiative is aimed at university students  (18-27 years) from diverse backgrounds, who know and/or write in African languages, and is designed to equip them with the necessary skills and motivation to become knowledge producers and specialists in their communities. The program wants to encourage a new generation of knowledge producers committed to take ownership of Africa’s digital narrative and fill the lack of digital content around the African continent by improving and expanding its presence on the Wikipedia platform.

For 2023, three sessions have been scheduled:

  • Session 1: from 10th March to 14th April (English)
  • Session 2: from 12th May to 16th June (English)
  • Session 3: from 13th October to 17th November (French)

Each of these will consists in four 2-hours online lectures with 50 participants, coming from international backgrounds, conducted in English or French.

The first application round will open soon, therefore make sure to check the Higher Education Initiative’s page to learn all the details