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This is 2 of 2 reports submitted for TPS request posted at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:TPS/Reem_Al-Kashif/The_seventh_World_Innovation_Summit_for_Education

Event name[edit]

The seventh World Innovation Summit for Education


Participant connections[edit]

I have met a lot of people from different universities and nonprofit and non-governmental organizations, who were interested about Wikipedia, its value and role of publishing knowledge all over the world, even though, they don't know the mechanism of how it's working and growing every moment. Also, i told them about our movement of Wikipedia Education Program (WEP) and i'll contact them very soon me and Tighe Flanagan, Manager of WEP, and may Tighe travel to negotiate with them to start this program in AUC in Egypt, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and China, and I hope we can get good result in the near future.

Walaa with Mr. Rashid El Telwaty and Ms. Suad Alhalwachi.
Mr. Rashid El Telwaty with Ms. Suad Alhalwachi.
  • Mr. Rashid El Telwaty from New Education Blog (www.new-edu.com), who likes the idea of WEP, because he is an arabic teacher in Morocco and he already has talked with his colleagues to start the program and edit Wikipedia. Also, he will publish newsletters and updates about the program.
  • Ms. Suad Alhalwachi from Education Zone, who we will take together with Tighe Flanagan to try to start the program in United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.
Walaa with Dr. Sherifa Atallah.
Walaa with Mr. Rashid El Telwaty, Ms. Bonnie Chiu, Mr. Jake and Ms. Naadiya Moosajee.
  • Dr. Sherifa Atallah from The American University in Cairo (AUC), who we will take together with Tighe Flanagan to try to start the program there. Also, she is interested in Wiki kids.
  • Ms. Aphrodite Samir from Georgetown University (School of Foreign Service in Qatar), who we will take together with Tighe Flanagan to try to start the program there.
  • Mr. Ahmed Jadallah (Founder and Managing Director of Phi Science Club) and Mr. Majd Sleiti (Human Resources Manager of Phi Science Club), also they are working on the initiative of Belarabi (بالعربي) in Jordan, they are using Wikipedia as a part of their project.
  • Dr. Abdullah Y. Alfailakawi, from Kuwait University, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, who made his thesis about Wikipedia.
  • Mr. Meshal Almutairi and Mr. Mashan Alsaeidi, from College of Education, Elite Club in Kuwait, who aim to edit Wikipedia and start an initiative about the criteria of editing and improving its arabic content, wondering that this free encyclopedia is available to everyone to edit, share and correct any wrong information.
  • Ms. Arwa Al Tal from Zedni Network for Education to Comprehend the Future.
  • Ms. Shireen Yacoub, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives (EDRAAK) in Jordan, an initiative of the Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development, which aims to increase the arabic content in internet.
  • Ms María Angélica Páez Sánchez, Manager Ligths to Learn of ORGANIZATION OF IBERO-AMERICAN STATES FOR EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND CULTURE (OEI) in Spain.
  • Mr. Nick Anderson from The Washington Post and the relation between Michelle Obama's word and the education.
  • Ms. Bonnie Chiu and Mr. Jake from The Social Investment Consultancy; Ms. Naadiya Moosajee from Women in Engineering; Ms. Nadine Zeinoun from Qatar Assistive Technology Center; and Pavel Frolov from Mezon.ru. All the words with them about WEP and how can we involve o enroll it in their companies and institutions.


Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
It was my first WISE and it was a good chance to meet people with whom i talk for my first time about Wikipedia. I have wrote a blog post about my personal experience in WISE 2015 and a newsletter on Outreach. I also have created a news related to this item in Wikinews here.
Option 2: Learning Pattern: What is one useful learning pattern you can share with the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to a learning pattern - either a new pattern you created with insights from your participation, or an existing pattern to which you added your endorsement and some significant new "considerations" or “examples” from your experience.
Option 3: New Creation: What was one useful outcome of the event for the Wikimedia movement?


  • Travel (round trip airfare from Cairo to Doha) $312.70
  • The reservation and the payment made by the foundation.
  • Registration for the conference $1500
  • The payment made by the foundation.
  • Accommodation $753.285
  • The reservation and the payment made by the foundation.
  • Transportation inside, food, daily expense & beverage $238.90

Amount left over[edit]

  • $1511.1

Anything else[edit]

  • Some photos in this category and i'll add more and more related to this event.