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.


On Fri, Jun 27, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Anasuya Sengupta <>

> 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.[1]
> Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me, or to Floor, Tighe and Anna, for
> any comments or clarifications.[2] We look forward to working in
> partnership with our communities worldwide as we support education programs
> in service to the Wikimedia mission.
> Warmly,
> Anasuya
> [1]
> [2] Floor: Tighe: Anna:
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