This is awesome!
*Sherry-Ann L. Antoine, MPA*
Program Manager, Outreach
Afro Free Culture Crowdsourcing Wikimedia (AfroCrowd)
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On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Florence Devouard <anthere(a)anthere.org>
We have a couple WikiFundi sets still for grab. Feel free to apply if you
If not, we will bring the extra to WikiIndaba anyway in case some
participants change their minds ;)
Le 21/11/2016 à 14:11, Florence Devouard a écrit :
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*What is Wikipack Africa ? *
WikiPack Africa is an action pack containing devices, material and content
to facilitate the outreach work done by local Wikimedia chapters, local
Wikimedia User Groups and isolated individuals in African countries. The
pack allows for ongoing training and contribution even when technology,
access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all.
It operates thanks to a Raspberry server and an off-line editing
environment that mimics the Wikipedia called WikiFundi. WikiFundi, the
offline editing environment, is to be used in the training of Wikipedians
and the development of articles by groups.
In addition to WikiFundi, the Raspberry PI will also be loaded with
off-line copies of Wikipedia, select WikiBooks, Wiktionary and a resource
pack that will assist with and support contribution to Wikipedia. Other
outreach and reading resources will also be part of the packs. All digital
resources and the application platform are available under a free licence.
When delivered, the Wikipack Africa will also comprise some offline
materials (posters, leaflets, pull-up banner, tee-shirts, etc.).
The langages implemented are French and English.
More information available at
Documentation on meta is available in both langages
The current call for application is meant to be a pilot for the Wikipack
Africa. We have a limited number of servers available, so please only make
a request if you really intend to use the pack and are confronted to
Please note: should your request be granted, there will be an obligation
to provide details of its use, and usefulness as a tool for outreach in
the form of a survey. This could be requested several times up to 12 months
after you have received the unit. This is meant to evaluate the userfulness
of the tool as well as identify issues or to help us take into account
improvement requests in a future release.
*How to apply*
Link : http://tinyurl.com/j78yyk3
Answers may be provided in French or English.
For any further information, please contact Anthere or Isla.
*Who did that ?*
The project has been conceptualised and conceived by Florence Devouard and
The project is run in partnership with Wikimedia CH and the Orange
Foundation and is primarily implemented by Florence, Isla, and Emmanuel
Engelhart (the Kiwix master).
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