WikiChallenge African Schools encourages schools across Africa to compete by writing articles on Vikidia (the little sister of Wikipedia) about their city, town, village, suburb, a local landmark or a notable local person using the WikiFundi platform. The competition is a fun introduction to writing encyclopedic articles and will add information about Africa to the global online encyclopedias.
WikiFundi has been used since 2017 as an essential element of WikiChallenge Ecoles d’Afrique, a writing competition for primary schools in the Orange Foundation’s Digital Schools Network. Over 4 years, 200 primary schools from disadvantaged and mostly unconnected areas have participated. Over 300 articles have been written by the children and published on Vikidia.