The AfroCuration campaign also known as The Solution will not be Televised is a campaign launched by the Moleskine Foundation in collaboration with the Wikimedia Foundation and the Yoruba Wikimedians User Group. The campaign aims to make available to 300 million people the 10 most relevant articles to help spark creative solutions to the Covid-19 pandemic in African languages. Whilst welcoming all African languages, the Yoruba language is one of the eleven (11) prioritized languages. These COVID-19 articles will be translated into Yoruba Wikipedia and published on the Yoruba Wikipedia.
Yoruba is a language spoken in West Africa and most prominently South-western Nigeria. The number of speakers of Yoruba is estimated between 30 and 40 million, primarily by the ethnic Yoruba people. It is a pluricentric language spoken principally in Nigeria and Benin, with communities in Sierra Leone, Liberia, other parts of Africa, the Americas, and Europe. The non-vernacular remains of the language in the Caribbean, Lucumi, is the liturgical language of the Santería religion of the region. Many Yoruba words are used in the Afro-Brazilian religion known as Candomblé. The Yoruba language is also used in many other Afro-American religions in the Americas and the Caribbean.
About Moleskine Foundation
The Moleskine Foundation is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing youth with educational tools and experiences that help foster critical thinking, creative doing, and life-long learning, with a focus on underserved communities.
Moleskine Foundation’s operating model and strategy is to effect impact through partnerships around the world. We have a strategic focus on underserved communities and youth. Our most important impact will always be the beneficiaries of our programs. Their wellbeing, growth, and learning come first – always. We believe that Creativity and Quality Education are key to producing positive change in society and driving our collective future. The Moleskine Foundation leverages the aspirational global brand of the Moleskine Company synonymous with culture, travel, memory, imagination, and personal identity for a younger audience that would not otherwise have access to innovative creativity tools.
How to participate
Are you a native speaker of the Yoruba language or you have a strong background in the Yoruba language and you would like to help with translating COVID-19 articles English to Yoruba?
We have some priority articles and you could help with translating any of these articles. You do not need to translate the entire article. You could select a section of an article for translations.
- COVID-19 Simplified Based Document
- Airborne diseases
- Face masks
- Social Distancing
- Infectious diseases
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