Hi Shahadu,

I saw your post applying for a grant to come to Canada for a Commons event. I'm a librarian from the U.S. and I've been invited to travel to Mafi Gborkope, Ghana this July to help build a library there as part of the African Library Project.

I attended OpenCon in Washington, DC this past November and have become very interested in the Open Movement as well as the Wikimedia Foundation. In addition to assisting with the library while on the trip, I'd like to tie this trip to a Wikimedia project. I see that you do work with the Commons- I'd like to know if you see any potential Wikimedia projects in the kind of trip I'm taking. I've never been to Ghana or the African continent so I can't pretend to presume any needs.

If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.


Christina Seltzerlibrarian (talk) 01:55, 14 March 2017 (UTC)seltzerlibrarian