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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.

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Wiki-editing in South Africa

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