We are pleased to invite you to attend the first virtual office hours for
the Africa Wiki Challenge <http://awc.ofwafrica.org/> (AWC).
The virtual office hours are periods dedicated to attend to the needs of
anyone participating or interested to learn more about the AWC campaign.
The office hours will be hosted via Google Meet once every week on Fridays
as listed below.
Why is it important to attend?
The virtual office hours provide you the opportunity to connect with others
across different time zones to share ideas and have your questions
addressed. It also provides a unique opportunity for you to learn and
increase your knowledge about Wikipedia and its sister projects.
Who is eligible to attend?
Participants, organizers, partners, editors, as well as anyone who is
interested to learn more about the AWC campaign.
Virtual Office Hours via Google Meet
Kindly join any of the virtual office hours by clicking any of the meeting
- Friday 21st May, 2021 5pm-6pm UTC
Friday 28th May, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC
Friday 3rd June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC
Friday 11th June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC
Friday 18th June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC
Friday 25th June, 2021 3pm - 4pm UTC
What the Africa Wiki Challenge (AWC) is about!
The Africa Wiki Challenge <http://awc.ofwafrica.org/> is an online writing
campaign that is aimed at generating African-related content on Wikipedia
by Africans, people of African descent and Africans in the diaspora. The
campaign invites content creation along different selected topics/themes
annually, this year focuses on “Landmarks in Africa'' and runs from 23rd
May to June 30th 2021.
The theme, Landmarks in Africa, solicits written content on the many
landmarks that cover historical, cultural, geographical and places of
national or continental significance. The campaign will also encourage
visualisation of these articles by adding/uploading photos, audios or
videos. Such items or landmarks of interest include:
Monuments - Statues, Memorials, Historic buildings, Archaeological
National Demarcations - Districts, Municipalities, Metropolitan,
Regions, States, etc.
Geographical Endowments - Mountains, Valleys, Forests, Waterfalls,
Wildlife Reserves, Beaches, etc.
Infrastructural Developments - Roads, Hospitals, Churches, Mosques,
Schools, Rails, Water parks, Hotels, Theme parks, etc.
Africa is the second (2nd) largest continent on the planet, and very little
information about it means the lack of visibility for a substantive chunk
of human knowledge and history. We are convinced that Africa deserves to be
substantially covered and definitely has a lot to showcase to the world.
Visit the Africa Wiki Challenge <http://awc.ofwafrica.org/> website for
Open Foundation West Africa