Of course, happy to hear from you as always,  Pine.
On Jun 27, 2014 12:39 PM, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.[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] http://outreach.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_Education_Program
> > [2] Floor: fkoud...@wikimedia.org Tighe: tflana...@wikimedia.org Anna:
> > ako...@wikimedia.org
> >
> > --
> >
> >
> > *Anasuya SenguptaSenior Director of GrantmakingWikimedia Foundation*
> >
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