Hi! My name is Victor Grigas and I'm a storyteller with the Wikimedia Foundation in San Francisco. I'm chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community from around the world -- stories are critical to inform and inspire the general public to support the Wikipedia movement by donating their money or to become volunteers themselves.
After seeing this inspiring story about Gabriel Nderitu from Kenya- http://newsfeed.time.com/2010/10/26/kenyan-man-builds-airplane-in-yard-based-mostly-on-wikipedia-entries/ and hearing about the 'Project for Kenyan Schools', I thought that it might be fruitful to plan a trip to Kenya to interview Kenyan Wikipedians face-to-face. I would like to co-ordinate my storytelling activities with Wikimedia Kenya. I would need to confirm that I have at least 15 people to speak with who may have interesting stories about Wikipedia to make the trip worth the money. If needed, I could hire a translator. My understanding is that iHub in Nairobi hosts Wiki-meetups once a month. It may be feasible to attend a meetup there and interview people individually after that? Please let me know what you think, I would very much like the opportunity to represent Africa and Kenya in the fundraiser this year. I am sending this message to everyone I can reach at Wikimedia Kenya. Please let me know if there is a more formalized process to reach people. Thank you! Victor Grigas -- *Victor Grigas* Storyteller *Wikimedia Foundation* vgri...@wikimedia.org +1 (415) 839-6885 x 6773 149 New Montgomery Street 6th floor San Francisco, CA 94105 <http://wikimediafoundation.org/w/index.php?title=WMFJA085/en/US&utm_source=donate&utm_medium=sidebar&utm_campaign=20101204SB002&country_code=US&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FConflict_%28narrative%29>
_______________________________________________ WikimediaKE mailing list WikimediaKE@lists.wikimedia.org https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediake