The Children Will Teach Them
Not long ago, the Wikipedia entry for Paris contained more information than the entries for the entire continent of Africa. Surprised? The organizers of the Moleskine Foundation, a nonprofit that funds worldwide education initiatives, certainly were. They were even more shocked to discover that most of the Africa-related entries were written by Westerners. So the Moleskine folks decided to turn that geographic disconnect into a teachable moment. The foundation’s Wikiafrica Education program solicited help from teachers and students across Africa. Today, the wiki contains more than 40,000 pieces contributed by students, many written in their native African languages.