User:VMasrour (WMF)

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Vahid Masrour
Vahid Masrour
Community Capacity Manager, Wikipedia Education Program
The idea behind our program is simple: students contribute to Wikimedia projects as part of their learning! Win-Win-Win= Students Win thanks to editing skills acquired, Teachers Win by engaging students, turning school work into real world work and curating relevant articles, Humanity Wins thanks to quality contents shared that can be freely accessed.

About me

World citizen, with a strong experience in South America, I have resided in 6 countries so far, and plan to keep on moving. I am keenly interested in transformation of educational processes using technology as a lever. I have been part of the Ecuador Wikimedians User Group since its inception (2013), as the education program specialist, and am a firm believer that “Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone.”

My work

Originally trained as a psychologist, I’ve been learning about community development through development projects and volunteer service. The overlap of my interests in education, technology and community development now finds a particularly interesting expression through my work at the WMF, where I can now serve by enabling a global community’s efforts towards the “growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge”.

Contact me

  • E-mail: vmasrour@wikimedia.org