This website details a host of Wiki In Africa initiatives that support new and existing Wikipedians as they add content to Wikipedia online via the offline WikiFundi platform. WikiFundi mimics the experience of editing Wikipedia when technology, access and electricity outages fail or are not available at all.
- WikiFundi is an offline editable environment that provides a similar experience to editing Wikipedia online.
- Wikipack Africa is an action pack containing devices, material and content to facilitate the outreach work done by local Wikimedia chapters, local Wikimedia User Group or isolated individuals in African countries.
- WikiChallenge African Schools by Orange Foundation uses WikiFundi to engage school children while they add information to Vikidia (Wikipedia’s little sister designed for younger readers) about their city, town, village, suburb, a local landmark, historic event, or notable person using the WikiFundi software.
- WikiAfrica Schools is a programme that integrates writing Wikipedia articles as part of the curriculum in high school programmes.
Both WikiChallenge and WikiAfrica Schools were designed to encourage the habit of contribution in the next generation of Wikipedians in Africa.
WikiFundi, WikiChallenge African Schools, and Wikipack Africa have been conceptualised, developed and launched by Florence Devouard and Isla Haddow-Flood, in collaboration with Emmanual Engelhard and Wikimedia CH. The projects are supported by the Orange Foundation that has an ongoing commitment to digital education in Europe and Africa, especially through the “Digital Schools” Program.
WikiAfrica Schools was conceptualised by Isla Hadddow-Flood and Florence Devouard in collaboration with Adama Sanneh. The proof of concept phase in 2017 is supported by lettera27.
WikiFundi is designed to support the WikiAfrica movement and Wikimedia volunteers across Africa. WikiFundi, WikiChallenge Africa Schools, WikiPack Africa and its documentation is licenced under CC-BY-SA 4.0.