Grants:Project/BamLifa/Offline Wiki(p/m)edia for Schools - DRCongo/Offline Wiki(p/m)edia for Schools - DRCongo

Offline Wiki(p/m)edia for Schools - DRCongo/Offline Wiki(p/m)edia for Schools - DRCongo
summaryGrant access to Wikipedia and its sister projects to 50 high schools in Kisangani city (DRC) through Kiwix running on a Raspbery Pi 3B server.
targetwikipedia, wikictionary, wikiversity all in french
amountplease add the amount you are requesting (USD)
contact• news.abel(_AT_)
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created on14:32, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

Project idea edit

What is the problem you're trying to solve? edit

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Background: We are in Kisangani, a city located in the East of the DRCongo. In that city as well as in the whole country not everybody can access to the Internet given the high price (1mb = 0.5USD). People are living with less than 1.00USD per day.

Wikipedia is one of the greatest educational content freely-lecensed available on Internet. While students and teachers in the Northen countries can easily access to online Wikipedia, only less than 10% of them can currently access it in Kisangani city.

What is your solution to this problem? edit

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While we cannot eliminate all the lack of educational resources in the city, we are convinced that offering to high schools a ready-to-use server with Wikimedia projects educational contents on will be for a great help.

For you info: since 2015 we are trying to address the problem by promoting the use of Kiwix to the population and the result is very good. Unfortunately we couldn't reach too many people due to the lack of resources.

Project goals edit

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Allow students and teachers to easily access wikimedia projects educational contents thank to Kiwix software.

  • Offer a ready-to-use Kiwix servers to 50 high schools.
  • Train them on how to use it.
  • Integrate Kiwix into school’s curriculum so as to increase usage time and adequate understanding of the resource.

Project impact edit

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  • 50 high schools (average of pupils: 300/yr/school) will benefit offline Wikipedia access equipment.
  • At least 100 pupils will become Kiwix ambassadors. Efforts will be made to build their technical capacity at the end of the project in kiwix installations and deployment.
  • We will hold a serie of workshops on "How to use Kiwix". We will survey the participants, and hope that at least 70% of them to agree with the following statement in the survey: "Kiwix is a great tool, I'll share it with my friends and family".

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