WikiPack Africa Digital Schools Project

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The “WikiPack Africa Digital Schools Project” was designed to encourage children and teachers to use tools provided at the digital schools in Africa to add to Wikipedia’s global platform with local content.

The project involves developing the Wikifundi software. It allows Wikipedia articles to be written offline (with a Raspberry Pi server).
Students involved in the “digital schools” programme can use the encyclopaedia or also create new content.

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A writing contest will also be held during the academic year. 300 schools (in 7 countries) will participate to encourage students’ creativity.

The content will be added to Wikipedia and a jury will select the best contributions.
The project will start in June 2016.

 

Wikifundi Leaflet to download
PDF leaflet to download