A call for young students who are writers of African languages

‘Higher Education Initiative’ is an educational offer from the WikiAfrica Education program, conceived by Moleskine Foundation and Fondazione Aurora. The initiative is designed to equip young university students (18-27 years old) who are writers of African languages with the skills and motivations necessary to be producers of specialist knowledge for their language communities. The training series is delivered digitally, and is conducted by an experienced Wikimedian from one of the local Wikipedia chapters we collaborate with on the African continent. The opportunity is open to 50 participants, who can apply to be selected through the application call below. The class composition is international, and the class will be delivered in English.

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When: October 18th 4 weeks; 2 hours per week
Application deadline: October 10st 2021

How does the Higher Education Initiative work?

The classes and workshops will take place on Zoom digital platform.  We will send the Zoom link to the selected candidates.

50 participants will be accommodated, with 2 classes of 25 participants and will be conducted by our experienced Wikimedian in Residence.

Please make sure you have a stable internet connection and connect from a space where you will not be disturbed during the hours of the classes and workshops.  If you are connecting from outside of the GMT time zone please make sure that you are aware of the time differences.

It is fundamental to be present throughout the entire workshop, so please make sure you commit your time accordingly.

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Why should I apply?

  • You want to ensure knowledge concerning your community and/or culture is better represented online
  • You want to acquire the specific skills to create a Wikipedia article
  • You want to expand the amount of useful content available in African languages online
  • You want to contribute/challenge the way information is presented regarding Africa
  • You want to fill certain knowledge gaps, or misrepresentations that you have seen online

How do I apply?

Please fill out the application form above
The selection process will be based on the information you provide and be will be selected by Moleskine Foundation and Fondazione Aurora
Application deadline for the WikiAfrica Education Higher Education Initiative is
October 1st 2021

Who can apply?

  • If you are a young university student between 18 – 30 y.o. who wants to become a knowledge producer
  • If you are intellectually curious and would like to learn how to leverage the Wikipedia platform
  • If you are passionate about transforming your community through culture and creativity
  • If you are proficient in English
  • Applications from around the world are welcome
  • Applications from all the minority groups are encouraged, this is an inclusive program

Do I have to pay for the experience?

If you are selected to participate you are automatically awarded Moleskine Foundation and Fondazione Aurora scholarship that will cover your participation fees

What happens if I am selected?

  • You will receive an email confirming your selection and will be asked to confirm your desire to participate.
  • You will be contacted by us with the details of the workshop.

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