wikiHow:Books For Africa – Write an Article & Send a Book to Africa ~ September ONLY, PLEASE register

Extremely proud to be a part of this organisation and really looking forward to this exciting challenge.    My wikiHow – Click here 🙂

For the month of September, wikiHow will sponsor a book for a child in Africa every time a registered user writes a new article. Help the effort by writing a new article now.

wikiHow has an educational mission. We are creating the world’s how-to manual to provide a practical education to millions of people around the world. Every time you write an article, patrol an edit, add a photo, you are helping to provide a practical education to someone else. wikiHow is also a “hybrid organization,” unlike many for-profit corporations, we are always looking for innovative ways to serve the social good in accordance with our mission. With that in mind, we’ve decided to experiment with a one-month program that more directly extends our educational mission to children in need whom we aren’t reaching via our website.

So here is the experiment: For the month of September, wikiHow will sponsor a book for a child in Africa every time a registered user writes a new article. In addition, we will sponsor extra books for the author and new article booster if a new article receives a rising star.

Why children in Africa? Africa is experiencing a book famine — school kids lack basic supplies and they are in need of text books and reference works. It is not uncommon for ten kids to share one textbook, or for children to practice their lessons in the sand since they do not have pencils and paper (here is a more explanatory article from CNN talking about the book famine in Africa).

For the experiment, we’ve teamed up with a non-governmental development organization in Tanzania called the Poverty Eradication Network (PEN) Trust who will be responsible for receiving and distributing the books that we sponsor.

Because this is quite different than anything we’ve done previously, we thought it would be best to roll this out as a one month experiment to start. That way we as a community can see how it goes before deciding if this is something we want to continue exploring.

wikiHow:Books For Africa – wikiHow.

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