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Kenyan Wikipedian StoriesEdit

Hi!

My name is Victor Grigas and I'm a storyteller with the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. I'm chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community from around the world. Stories are critical to inform and inspire the general public to support the Wikipedia movement by donating their money or to become volunteers themselves.

After seeing this inspiring story about Kenya's very own Gabriel Nderitu -

http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/10/26/kenyan-man-builds-airplane-in-yard-based-mostly-on-wikipedia-entries/

and hearing about the 'Project for Kenyan Schools', I thought that it might be fruitful to plan a trip to Kenya to interview Kenyan Wikipedians face-to-face.

I would need to confirm that I have at least 15 people to speak with who may have interesting stories about Wikipedia to make the trip worth the money. If needed, I could hire a translator. My understanding is that iHub in Nairobi hosts Wiki-meetups once a month. It may be feasible to attend a meetup there and interview people individually after that?

Please let me know what you think, I would very much like the opportunity to represent Wikimedia Kenya in the fundraiser this year.

I am sending this message to everyone I can reach at Wikimedia Kenya. Please let me know if there is a more formalized process to reach people.

Thank you for your time,

Victor Grigas

user:Victorgrigas

vgrigas@wikimedia.org

Vgrigas (talk) 20:55, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

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