Unlock the Secrets of Wikipedia Zero/Video (South Africa)

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1 00:00:00,94 --> 00:00:04,432 The cost of data prevents millions of people from accessing Wikipedia.

2 00:00:04,432 --> 00:00:09,428 Hi. This is a letter which me and my classmates wrote

3 00:00:09,635 --> 00:00:12,039 to access Wikipedia for free.

4 00:00:13,000 --> 00:00:14,92 It goes as follows

5 00:00:15,051 --> 00:00:19,398 Open letter to Cell C, MTN, Vodacom, and 8ta

6 00:00:19,711 --> 00:00:23,180 We are learners in Grade 12 at Sinenjongo High School,

7 00:00:23,900 --> 00:00:26,167 Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton, Cape Town.

8 00:00:26,350 --> 00:00:29,25 We recently heard that in some other African countries,

9 00:00:29,267 --> 00:00:31,151 like Kenya and Uganda,

10 00:00:31,237 --> 00:00:33,223 cell phone providers are offering

11 00:00:33,398 --> 00:00:36,898 their customers free access to Wikipedia.

12 00:00:37,034 --> 00:00:39,083 We think this is a wonderful idea

13 00:00:39,100 --> 00:00:42,299 and would really like to encourage you also

14 00:00:42,300 --> 00:00:44,588 to make the same offer here in South Africa.

15 00:00:44,927 --> 00:00:47,213 Our school does not have a library.

16 00:00:47,379 --> 00:00:49,453 Ninety percent of us have cell phones

17 00:00:49,879 --> 00:00:52,515 but it is expensive for us to buy airtime,

18 00:00:53,000 --> 00:00:55,53 so if we could get free access to Wikipedia,

19 00:00:55,590 --> 00:00:57,932 it would make a huge difference to us.

20 00:00:58,000 --> 00:01:00,396 Normally, when we do research,

21 00:01:00,400 --> 00:01:02,762 Wikipedia is one of the best sites,

22 00:01:02,762 --> 00:01:06,508 and there is information on just about every topic.

23 00:01:07,009 --> 00:01:11,045 Think of the boost that it will give us as students

24 00:01:11,293 --> 00:01:14,573 and to the whole educational system of South Africa.

25 00:01:14,581 --> 00:01:17,310 Our education system needs help

26 00:01:17,700 --> 00:01:19,631 and having access to Wikipedia

27 00:01:19,902 --> 00:01:22,583 would make a very positive difference.

28 00:01:23,000 --> 00:01:33,100 Thank you.

29 00:01:33,200 --> 00:01:35,0 Enkosi.

30 00:01:35,100 --> 00:01:36,5 Thank you.

30 00:01:36,748 --> 00:01:38,500 Thank you.

31 00:01:41,000 --> 00:01:48,500 Add your name to our open letter: facebook.com/FreeAccessToWikipedia Please share this video

32 00:01:48,517 --> 00:01:56,57 Directed by Charlene Music Produced by Victor Grigas Music by Andy R. Jordan A production of the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit that supports Wikipedia 35 00:01:56,859 --> 00:01:59,31 The content contained in this video is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) unless otherwise stated. This work is attributable to: Victor Grigas, Wikimedia Foundation. The views and opinions expressed in this video are solely those of the individuals appearing in the video and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of any company, organization, or institution the individual may be a member of. The trademarks and logos of the Wikimedia Foundation and any other organization are not included under the terms of this Creative Commons license. Wikimedia trademarks and logos, including "Wikipedia" and the puzzle globe logo, are registered trademarks of the Wikimedia Foundation. For more information, please see our Trademark Policy page, http://www.wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Trademark_Policy or contact trademarks@wikimedia.org.

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