WikiAfrica Education Programme

In partnership with Moleskine Foundation and Wikimedia Foundation, Fondazione Aurora jointly implemented:

a) AfroCuration, a series of cultural events in schools, universities and local African communities, to motivate and inspire young Africans to produce knowledge in local African languages. Theme “Who We Are

  • South Africa 2019 in partnership with Constitution Hill in South Africa; 
  • Mozambique September 2021 and April 2022  in collaboration with Ethale Publishing and Rovuma University. Third edition will take place in October 2022.

b) Campaigns: in 2020, “The Solution Will Not Be Televised” resulted in the publication of the 10 most relevant Covid-19-related entries on Wikipedia in 11 local African languages.

c) Higher Education Initiative: a training project for university students who speak African languages to produce and publish content on Wikipedia and make information on Africa accessible.

d) Professional mobility and training: Fondazione Aurora, in partnership with Moleskine Foundation, invited Lwando Xaso, a constitutionalist lawyer, writer and human rights activist to carry out training in Italian law firms and universities.


→ To increase the production of quality information from the African continent and the African diaspora, also in local languages;
→ To improve the business climate;
→ Ensure the equity and quality of education in a lifelong learning approach (Goal 4 of the 17 SDGs of the United Nations 2030 Agenda)
→ To stimulate the representativeness of African populations at global level and thus their empowerment


→ Established strong multi-year partnership with Moleskine Foundation to inspire a new generation of African creative thinkers and actors
→ Increased production, access to contextually and linguistically relevant knowledge from the African continent
→ Afrocuration
Southafrica 2019, Mozambique 2021 and Mozambique 2022 – Theme “We Who Are”
> more than 200 participants
> 225 articles created
> 113.8K articles views

→Higher Education Initiative:

> 4 training sessions:
> 56 active programme participants (48 by Fondazione Aurora)
> 165 articles created
> 139.1k article views

→ 6 Agreements and Conventions with
> Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (Italy)
> Amref International University (Nairobi)
> University of Naples “Federico II”
> University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
> Wikimedia Foundation
> Constitution Hill (South Africa)

→ “The solution will not be televised” Campaign
> 410 Participants
> 197 Articles created
> 500K Article views
> 231.5K words added

→ Professional mobility and training:
> 3 Trainings seminars with Lwando Xaso for professional skills and rights education at: Studio Chiomenti – Milan, BA Global Governance course at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and Course in Prisoners’ Rights and Constitution at the University of Roma Tre.

> received the Award for Best Lecture for the academic year 2019/2020 at Global Governance at the University of Rome Tor Vergata

> Training seminar on civil rights for the development of international skills of young people and students with migration background: “Everything must fall – Reinventing a more caring world after the crisis” with Lwando Xaso, author of “Made in South Africa – A Black Woman’s Stories of Rage, Resistance and Progress”, cassationist lawyer Federica Pistorello and systemic psychotherapist Dr. Ronke Oluwadare


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