Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

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Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana

We are open knowledge volunteers
Sefalana sa kitso ya mahala

The Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana is an independent Wikimedia User group which is Officially Recognised by WMF to serve volunteers of the republic of Botswana. This Volunteer group seeks to promote the use of Wikimedia and its sister projects by the residents of Botswana, and to also help in creating awareness on how the everyday Botswana can contribute to the pool of free knowledge, which is Wikimedia; most especially in the translation efforts into the major local languages (Setswana).

We aim to achieve this by hosting several projects and events such as: edit-a-thons, GLAMs, Wikipedia Education programs and other Wikimedia projects, which aim to promote Wikimedia projects in Botswana and the content of the nation online.

Objectives of Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana[edit]

Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana Banner
  • To promote the use of Wikimedia projects by people in Botswana
  • To help people in Botswana learn how to contribute to Wikimedia projects
  • To organize in-person gatherings of Wikimedians in Botswana
  • Promoting Open Access and Open Data
  • Advocating for affordable, fast and safe internet
  • Promote glam
  • Open Education and Open Education Resources (OER)

Missions of Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana[edit]

Wikipedia trainee editor at the WTISD 2017
  • The mission of the Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana is to empower and engage people around the world to collect and develop educational content under a free license or in the public domain, and to disseminate it effectively and globally.

Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana Projects

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Proposed Activities for Wikimedia (CUG) Botswana[edit]

  • Organizing Edit-a-thons for Wikipedia, Wikisource, and Wikidata in Botswana
  • Promote editing of Botswana-related content on Wikimedia projects
  • Training around Botswana on how to edit Wikimedia projects
  • Wikipedia Education Program

Contact information[edit]

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  • Email : ike_legomsha@yahoo.com

Members (2017)(Please Feel free to sign you name too ː) Click the edit button and continue )[edit]

Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana in Photos[edit]

Past Events and Projects[edit]

Wikimedia Community User Group Botswana volunteers organised and participated in projects and events:

One of the members to represent the movent at the World telecommunication and information society day 2017
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Partnership invitation with Mno in Botswana during the World telecommunication and information society day 2017, to train and engage the girls in ICT and Wikipedia
The Wikipedia Zero Project was presented to BTC and can be seen here by other community members, there are pictures taken which are going to be used to develop articles in Wikipedia, and other pictures are already used to develop articles. Please visit this link to view the documented project from the girls in ICT event 2017

Upcoming Events[edit]

Grant Announcement[edit]

Partners[edit]

Be mobile under the girls in ICT commemoration to engage them in to Wikimedia and its sister project and also to introduce the Wikipedia Zero initiative to avail the use use of free knowledge using mobile phones without any data charges.

Resolutions[edit]