Thanks Abbas just follow his thread and address them to him he will be
able to respond we once again call on members to engage contestants
On 3/29/12, Abbas Mahmood <abbas...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for posting Isaac's responses. Following his responses, I have
> some questions for Isaac. Should I send them to you off-list, or ask them on
> this thread?
>> Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 20:33:28 +0300
>> From: bruceobw...@gmail.com
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: [Wikimedia Kenya] RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS BY KOSGEI
>> Hello Board,
>> Here are the answers to the questions
>> 1. Why do you think you suit to be in the board of WMKE?
>> I have been a part of WMKE for over a year now and I have seen it
>> grow. I understand the tasksand challenges that lie ahead and I
>> believe taking a lead role as a Board member I am going to leverage on
>> the lessons and experiences that I have learned since I joined so that
>> we Make Wikimedia Kenya a chapter of excellence and a model to be
>> emulated all across our continent.
>> Having worked in the education and technology field for quite sometime
>> I know that knowledge is a great resource that has the capacity to
>> change generations and alter the course of history for the better. I
>> am therefore very supportive of the Wikimedia Vision and I will bring
>> with me my experience as an open source enthusiast and a Webfwd for
>> the success of the chapter.
>> 2. What is your take on the level of participation of members in WMKE
>> projects/meetings/mailing list? Anything you think should be done
>> We Should work to improve member participation and come up with
>> projects. I do believe the mailing list is a good form of
>> communication but only if used in the right way so that we have only
>> the most important and relevant information on the mailing list and
>> not too much that it causes inconvenience.
>> 3. As a board needs members with different skills (e.g.
>> administrative, financial, public relations etc), please tell us which
>> particular skill set have you worked in previously, like in another
>> society or organisation?
>> I bring with me plenty of experience in management having worked in
>> the educational field as an administrative assistant at Bridge
>> international Academies, as an Operations Associate at Mprep and also
>> as agribusiness officer at PanAAC.
>> I am also good in networking and building communities and I hope to
>> use this skills in improving wikimedia Kenya
>> 4. Which languages have you worked in so far? And what is your
>> position on both a language policy and a language strategy for WMKE?
>> I have worked on Swahili and English and I beleive we should really
>> work more in improving the local languages
>> particularly swahili.
>> 5. How would you best deal with the issue of editor attraction and
>> retention in our local chapter so as to ensure the growth of WMKE as a
>> I will encourage more outreach projects to educational institutions
>> and also work towards having entry level projects for the newbies. e.g
>> Wikpedia Takes Nairobi.
>> 6. Now that we are an independent chapter, how do you plan to raise
>> funds supposing the parent Wikimedia Foundation won't avail funds to
>> run the aforementioned project?
>> Having taken part in the annual fundraiser I learned a lot of lessons
>> on the topic.
>> 1. Wikimedia Fundraiser is facilitated by 2 things, Banners and Appeals.
>> 2. The banners and appeals used in other parts of the world may not
>> have the same impact as it does here in Kenya.
>> We therefore need to come up with Banners and that best describe our
>> local experience and also have a lower level of contribution that most
>> people can afford. I am thinking of the Kenyans for Kenya intitiative
>> where it was possible for people to donate as low as 10Shs.
>> Therefore working with the team we will come up with the best
>> fundraiser strategy that best fits our local chapter.
>> 7. What kind of a project/ activity would you envision WMKE and its
>> members undertake in order to fulfill the objectives of Wikimedia
>> Foundation as a whole?
>> We need to further on the exiting offline project and also work on
>> attracting more editors in our Swahili Wikipedia. My goal is to have
>> at least 300 edits per month on Swahili Wikipedia.
>> The other project is partnering with chapters in other parts of the
>> world on potential projects that can be replicated locally. e.g the
>> Wik1 Africa project.
>> Isaac K. Kosgei.
>> Bachelor of Agribusiness Management
>> SkypeProfile: Kipsizoo
>> Twitter: @kipsizoo
>> Blogs: www.kipsizoo.blogspot.com
>> Agribusiness Blog
>> "My satisfaction comes from my commitment to advancing a better world"
>> - Faye Wattleton
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