Planning Wikimedia Community User Group Burundi

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Wikimedia Community User Group Burundi is a user group of Wikimedia projects contributors who have been meeting in Bujumbura since September 2019 serving to extend the reach of Wikimedia activities in the country.

The aim of this group is to create awareness for Wikimedia and its projects and thus bring new volunteers on board, and help them to understand the benefits of Wikimedia in our country. We will then edit and add contents to Wikimedia projects in Kirundi (national language), French and English.

Objectives[edit]

  • Our first objective is to maintain the history, the art, the culture of our country by sharing free knowledge to every Burundian and any other person regardless their language or their location.
  • The group will play the roles of hosting different events such as Workshops that aim to extend and improve the reach of Wikimedia projects.
  • We will collaborate with volunteers in lecturer clubs of some high schools in the aim of contributing in writing articles.

Proposed Activities[edit]

2021[edit]

July

The WPWP Campaign

Wikipedia Pages Wanting Photos (WPWP) Burundi is an annual campaign where Wikipedia editors across Burundi will utilize the collected/uploaded photos in the previous photo contest such as Wiki Loves Africa, Wiki Loves Folklore, Wiki Loves Earth etc, and use them on the Wikipedia pages that lack images.

Timeline: The WPWP Campaign is annual.

  • Start for entries: 15 th July 2021 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for entries: 31st August 2021 23:59 (UTC)


  • Organizing workshops to train Burundians on how they can contribute to Wikimedia projects.
  • Creating partners to extend the course of Wikimedia in Burundi.
  • Recruiting volunteers mostly in lecturer clubs of some high schools.

Awareness and Edit-a-thon 2021[edit]

The aim of the this project is to create awareness of Wikimedia Projects to Burundi universities and lycee institutions, train them on how to contribute especially to Kirundi Wikipedia, and other Wikimedia projects, to also bring volunteers together to help contribute to digitize /increase the number of Articles on the Kirundi Wikipedia Language Platform through translations and creation of Articles.

Timeline: The Awareness and Edit-a-thon.

  • Start for entries: 18th October 2021 00:01 (UTC)
  • Deadline for entries: 30st November 2021 23:59 (UTC)

2022 Activities & Projects[edit]

February until August 2022


Wiki Loves Africa 2022 in Burundi

In 2022, members of the Wikimedia community in Burundi attended to the activities of the international contest Wiki Loves Africa during which photos relating to the theme of the year “Home and Habitat” were shared on Wikimedia Commons.

June 1st to July 30th 2022


Wiki Loves Earth 2022 in Burundi

Burundi participated for the first time in the International photo contest Wiki Loves Earth 2022.

GUHUBURA 2022[edit]

GUHUBURA 2022is a name RUNDI which means in english "correction". Given that on the wikipedia we wrote information freely and that even those who do not really know the information of BURUNDI, this project was consist in seeing the information which is badly written, the information which is not up to date and the other fotes which are committed by those who do not know the KIRUNDI language and we will correct them.

Photos of GUHUBURA 2022[edit]

c'était une photo prise dans un projet "GUHUBURA2022"
c'était une photo prise dans un projet "GUHUBURA2022"
c'était une photo prise dans un projet "GUHUBURA2022"
c'était une photo prise dans un projet "GUHUBURA2022"

History[edit]

The EA strategy summit held in Kampala in September 2019 gathered volunteers all over the EA community on based of Wikimedia movement vision 2030.

From that we get to know each other and work together as Burundians to make in place the movement of Wikimedia in Burundi and try to achieve the Wikimedia vision 2030.

Participants[edit]

Join our user group WhatsApp group

  1. Gilbert Ndihokubwayo: gigi.kadi@gmail.com
  2. Favina Ghislain: gigigen03@gmail.com
  3. Ella Mahoro: ellamahoro62@gmail.com
  4. Ferdinand Irankunda:ferdinandirankundaf@gmail.com
  5. Richard NIHEREWINIMANA
  6. Ndizeye thierry
  7. Arthur Nkunzimana
  8. Alain Fortuné14
  9. NZISABIRA Léopold
  10. Rodnib
  11. Ntakirutimana Pascal
  12. Ntahonsigaye
  13. NIYUHIRE Octavie
  14. Elam IGIRUBUNTU NDUWAYO
  15. Gashi.bdi
  16. Claudeni5
  17. Abkev
  18. Dodo20t
  19. Zamennest
  20. Manisaac
  21. Kubwimana Bienvenu
  22. Mukunzi Nsabimana Ken Blein
  23. Edouard mhg
  24. Ndayikeza Edouard503
  25. Danlie
  26. Mugenzi Regis
  27. Steve Uwimana
  28. John Busokoza
  29. George 257

Members[edit]

  1. Gilbert Ndihokubwayo (talk) 09:13, 15 November 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  2. Ferdinand IF99 (talk)
  3. Favina Ghislain
  4. Rodrigue Nibigira
  5. Ella Mahoro
  6. Alain fortuné Remesha
  7. Richard Nininahazwe
  8. Steve Uwimana
  9. jean Claude Ninziza
  10. NIHEREWENIMANA Richard
  11. Danlie
  12. KUBWIMANA Bienvenu
  13. Divin Nkurunziza
  14. Fiston irangabiye
  15. Gashi.bdi
  16. Edo257
  17. Habonimana Simeon
  18. Abkev
  19. Iduteyiteka47
  20. Rachel Manirakiza
  21. Ntahonsigaye
  22. NZISABIRA Léopold
  23. IRAKOZE Juliette
  24. Ntakirutimana Pascal
  25. Elodi
  26. Zamennest
  27. Ndayikeza Edouard503
  28. FA.Ralca