Hello Asaf

We haven't got definite answers from the other board members. They are most probably still on holiday.

So far we doesn't have plans for outreach activities, as far as I know. Your help would be greatly appreciated!

We mainly use the mailing list and direct email. We then put the information later on on Meta such that it is easily accessible.

Thanks for your enthusiasm and time.

Kind regards

From: Asaf Bartov <abartov@wikimedia.org>
To: Kerryn McKay <kerryn@africancommons.org>
Cc: wikimediaza@lists.wikimedia.org
Sent: Fri, July 1, 2011 6:41:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia ZA] Google's Wikipedia Challenge 2011

Hello, Kerryn and everyone.

On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Kerryn McKay <kerryn@africancommons.org> wrote:
Hi Asaf

I think that this sounds good and lays a foundation for executing the challenge and other activities going forward.  I think that an awareness drive is something that could be undertaken.  We need to think about this and the easiest and most interesting way to do it.   WMZA made some positive academic contacts during our kickoff workshop.  Not so much contact, though, with schools but I think that the high school idea is also really good and we would have to find a contact.   I think that some people on the ZA board will be able to assist with. 

So now that we are postponing the Wikipedia Challenge idea with Google, let's try and make progress with outreach.  Does WMZA have current plans for outreach activity?  If so, where can I see them, what is the timeline, and how can the WMF help?  If not, let's start planning some!  The WMF can help with funding, materials (mostly in English), and networking.  Does WMZA have an internal wiki, or do you do planning on Meta, or just on this list?
Lourie and I can also contact the WMZA board members directly to see if there is interest and as a group and to  come up with a few ideas as well.

So what does the board say?

Thank you,

    Asaf Bartov
    Wikimedia Foundation