Since launching in 2017, Wiki Fundi has been used in K-12 (primary (aged 6-12) and secondary (aged 13-18 years) classrooms, as part of adult-education and afterschool programs, for Wikimedia outreach and training by Wikimedia communities and for digital skills acquisition and coding development by fledgling digital entrepreneurs. 

Its most notable impact has been through the annual WikiChallenge Ecoles d’Afrique, run annually since 2017 by Wiki In Africa in collaboration with Fondation Orange and Wikimedia Usergroups.

WikiAfrica Schools

WikiAfrica Schools introduces, trains, and supports students as they incorporate a Wikipedia article-writing programme into their curriculums. WikiAfrica Schools is collaboratively developed with educators so that it fits seamlessly into each institution’s teaching programme, teaches students key information literacy skills, and helps to build the next generation of online content creators. In 2017, the pilot programme in South Africa was conducted in collaboration with the Moleskine Foundation and the Co-laboratory Workshops funded by the Wikimedia Foundation.

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WikiChallenge African Schools

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.

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