Tanzanian University Students Wikimedians User Group

Tanzanian University Students Wikimedians User Group

Country codeTZ
Official language(s)Swahili , English
USW Community from Morogoro Region
User:Caliben leading an edit-a-thon in Dodoma region USW Community
USW Iringa Region Community group photo
USW group photo during the Wikidata10 celebrations
During one of the USW edit-a-thon events in 2022
A group photo during the USW Training of Trainers (ToT) in June 2022
 Tanzanian University Students Wikimedians User Group (TUSWUG) is a user group of Wikimedia editors dedicated to promoting Wikimedia projects by involving mostly Secondary, College, and University Students in Tanzania. We also help, encourage and educate Swahili-speaking users and communities on the importance of open source, knowledge sharing, and other educational initiatives through our training and events which the group organizes. The group is open to membership by interested individuals with shared interests.


  • To promote Wikimedia projects
  • To promote editing of Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects both in Swahili and other languages.
  • To engage and encourage more students to become contributors to the Wikimedia projects.
  • To organize in-person events for local community Wikipedians/Wikimedians by providing them with resources needed to enhance both their skills and ability for the development of the Wikimedia projects.


  • To conduct Wikipedia weekly and monthly meetups and grow a community of students from Tanzania
  • To establish Wikipedia clubs in different educational institutions.
  • Organizing Wikipedia edit-a-thons for students in Tanzania


The founding of University Students Wikimedians was initially brought up by Wikipedia enthusiasts Magoiga Mtatiro while participating in an edit-a-thon under Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania in Dar es Salaam. The idea was then shared with some of the members of Wikimedia Community User Group Tanzania including the co-founder Antoni Mtavangu and all approved the idea to be a good initiative.

In 2019, the program was initiated as an experimental project in the Alfagems Secondary School in Morogoro: where the main aim was to learn and understand what would be the main interests of students and they would love the program to lead. The experimental program was driven from 2019 to May 2022 when the project was moved officially from experimental into full operations where the target was moved from secondary students to Colleges and Universities.

Events and ProjectsEdit

Completed EventsEdit

University Students Wikimedians has conducted and participated successfully in the following events:

Current EventsEdit

- Karibu Tanzania

"Karibu to Tanzania" is an event that aims to showcase the rich culture, history, and natural beauty of Tanzania via WikiVoyage and Wiki Commons. This event will provide a platform for attendees to learn more about Tanzania's vibrant culture, its people, and its history. The event will feature contests, hackathons, and workshops that will focus on different aspects of Tanzania, such as its wildlife, its history, and its culture. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive activities that will give them a taste of the country's customs and traditions. The event will be open to any is interested in learning more about Tanzania and its people and will be an excellent opportunity to discover more about the country and its heritage. Join us to explore the wonders of Tanzania and learn about the country's unique and diverse culture.

Wiki Projects: Wikipedia, Wikidata, Wikiquote Swahili & Wiki Commons

Type of event: Online & in-person

Start Date: 01 May 2023

End Date: 30 May 2023

Upcoming EventsEdit

- TUSW Swahili Climate Voices 2023

TUSW Swahili Climate Voices 2023: Making Waves, Changing Minds, Preserving Our Planet.

Join us as we launch the groundbreaking TUSW Swahili Climate Voices Campaign in the heart of Tanzanian University Students Wikimedians. This innovative campaign, hosted on Wikimedia platforms, aims to amplify the voices and stories of our local communities, inviting the world to understand the immediate and palpable impacts of climate change on our society.

Climate change isn't just a global issue; it's a local one, too. In Tanzania, we're feeling the heat, the floods, and the changes. This is our moment to share our stories, our struggles, and our solutions, all in our native Swahili, with the rest of the world.

The TUSW Swahili Climate Voices Campaign is a chance to weave together local knowledge, scientific data, and personal narratives into a powerful tapestry of understanding. This campaign will harness the power of the Wikimedia community to ensure that our voices are heard, our realities are recognized, and our actions are documented for future generations.

Climate change has no borders. It's a challenge we must face together. Join us and let's ensure our voices resonate across the globe, inspiring others to join in our fight for a sustainable and resilient future.

Step into the vibrant Swahili-speaking world, explore the complexities of climate change through our eyes, and become part of a global movement for change. With the Swahili Climate Voices Campaign, we're not just writing history – we're shaping the future!

Let's spark the conversation, share our wisdom, and create a chorus of Swahili voices that can't be ignored. We believe in the power of knowledge, the strength of community, and the ability of each voice to make a difference.

Join the TUSW Swahili Climate Voices Campaign. Together, let's make our voices echo louder than the approaching storm. Together, let's change the narrative of climate change.

Wiki Projects: Wikidata

Type of event: Online & In-person

Start Date: 15 May 2023

End Date: 30 June 2023

- My environment my breath

"My Environment, my Breath" is an event that will focus on the importance of environmental conservation and the role of Wiki in raising awareness and promoting action on environmental issues. The event will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and workshops led by experts in the field, who will share their insights and experiences on a wide range of topics related to the environment, such as sustainable development, conservation, and the use of Wiki to raise awareness and promote environmental action. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive activities, such as roundtable discussions and brainstorming sessions, that will allow them to share their perspectives and learn from one another. This event will be open to any is interested in learning more about the environment, and will be an excellent opportunity to discover more about the vital role of Wiki in raising awareness and promoting action on environmental issues. Join us to explore the importance of environmental conservation, and learn about which Wiki can be used to support and promote this important work.

Wiki Projects: WikiCommons, Wikidata and Wikiquote Swahili.

Type of event: Online & In-person

Start Date: 01 June 2023

End Date: 30 June 2023

More Events will be announced soon!

"*NB: Events dates are subject to change on notice due to different aspects including the availability of resources, schedules from facilitators/keynote speakers

Grants ProposalsEdit

Find all Grants Proposals under this section.
  1. General Support

We have applied for the general support fund to support our activities in the coming financial year. Please see it via this link.


  1. Jack james
  2. Awadhi Awampo
  3. Sylivester Johnbosco
  4. Roja26
  5. Felix sakalani
  6. Mtu Mbad
  9. GoodluckCJ
  10. ChrimaRoma
  11. MosesKimwaga
  12. GregMian
  13. Joh Matts
  14. Pabbie
  15. Zabron'sPedia
  16. Lyan'ganga
  17. MR MANAGER123
  18. KisokaOG
  19. Sonkomike
  20. Magoiga Mtatiro
  21. Mussa29
  22. Ewodiusz Carlos
  23. Angrybird20
  24. The hitandrun
  25. DeadSquad
  26. SalmiaSam
  27. QueenRos
  28. HappyDeLuckiest
  29. James Moore200 (talk) 13:03, 16 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  30. Hussein Issa

Our TeamEdit

Our Team 2022/2023
SN Name Position Affiliate Contact
01 Magoiga Mtatiro Program Coordinator TUSW pc@uswiki.africa
02 Naemi Ng'anunga Assistant Program Coordinator TUSW apc@uswiki.africa
03 Wahida Omary Clubs Coordinator TUSW - Dodoma womary@uswiki.africa
04 Sylvester Johnbosco Accountant TUSW - Morogoro sjohnbosco@uswiki.africa
05 Emanuel Akyoo Branding and Content Manager TUSW - CIVE aemanuel@uswiki.africa
06 Rashid Issa Club Leader TUSW - Iringa rissa@uswiki.africa
07 Awadhi Mpogole Club Leader TUSW - Morogoro ampogole@uswiki.africa
08 Miriam Kikoroma Club Leader TUSW - CHSS mkikoroma@uswiki.africa
09 Deborah Ngira Club Leader TUSW - CBE dngira@uswiki.africa

Community Contact informationEdit

Phone & WhatsApp: +255685261018

Email: hello@uswiki.africa

Website: www.uswiki.africa

Interested in participatingEdit

All members interested in joining our community are all welcomed.

Activities ReportsEdit