Thanks for the update, Anasuya. As you have probably heard, I'm currently working on an article for the Signpost about the education program, and I might have a few questions for you off-list sometime in the next several days or next week.
Pine On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Anasuya Sengupta <asengu...@wikimedia.org> wrote: > Dear friends and colleagues, > > Rod Dunican (currently the Director, Wikipedia Education Program at WMF) > has announced that he is leaving the Foundation at the end of this month. > We are truly sorry to see him go; he has been such a critical part of the > Wikipedia Education Program and strategy for many years including his > leadership of the team. We wish you the very best, Rod, and look forward to > hearing of your new adventures. > > I am looking forward to working even more closely with the current > Education team: Anna Koval, Floor Koudijs and Tighe Flanagan. All three of > them have complementing skills and backgrounds, and have begun working > closely and effectively with each other and with the rest of the > Grantmaking team. With Rod, they have been working on an exciting shift in > strategy as they have moved from a more hands-on programmatic strategy to > becoming a facilitative hub in which the team supports different kinds of > local education programs. This has meant that the team has been working > with educational program leaders, volunteers and community organisers in > over 60 countries to map their education-related activities, successes and > challenges. The integration of the Wikipedia Education Program team into > the GLEE team also means valuable opportunities for the different grants > programs to work more closely to understand successful education programs > and to support them through grants and other resources. In particular, the > Education team’s focus on gender and geographic diversity as a strategy is > very much shared across the broader Grantmaking department. > > As the team goes forward to develop a road map for the future with our > community members, Floor Koudijs will be the interim Senior Manager for the > Education Program. Initially the team has been assigned different parts of > the world in order to create a baseline of educational programs and > activities, with Floor responsible for Latin America and Western Europe, > Tighe for the Arab region and Africa, and Anna for Asia and Eastern Europe. > Please look at the Education portal for more details. > > Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or to Floor, Tighe and Anna, for > any comments or clarifications. We look forward to working in > partnership with our communities worldwide as we support education programs > in service to the Wikimedia mission. > > Warmly, > > Anasuya > >  http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Education_Program >  Floor: fkoud...@wikimedia.org Tighe: tflana...@wikimedia.org Anna: > ako...@wikimedia.org > > -- > > > *Anasuya SenguptaSenior Director of GrantmakingWikimedia Foundation* > > Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in > the sum of all knowledge. Help us make it a reality! > Support Wikimedia <https://donate.wikimedia.org/> > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Please note: all replies sent to this mailing list will be immediately > directed to Wikimedia-l, the public mailing list of the Wikimedia > community. For more information about Wikimedia-l: > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l > _______________________________________________ > WikimediaAnnounce-l mailing list > wikimediaannounc...@lists.wikimedia.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaannounce-l > > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>