Submissions/The Cost of Volunteering in Africa

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This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Submission no. 2026 Subject - C5
Title of the submission
The cost of volunteering in Africa
Type of submission (lecture, panel, tutorial/workshop, roundtable discussion, lightning talk, poster, birds of a feather discussion)
Author of the submission
Dumisani Ndubane
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Country of origin
South Africa
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wikimedia ZA
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

What does it cost for an African to volunteer? What is the attitude of African towards Volunteerism? What can Wikimedia Foundation learn about its interactions with Volunteers in Africa? Although Africa is not a country, the partens of volunteerism are similar throughout the continent. People in the continent are active volunteers to their local churches, educational institute (local school) and cultural organizations. So how come do we not have droves of willing and able volunteers for our movement?

These are some of the Questions I hope to discuss with a panel at Wikimania.

What will attendees take away from this session?

Attendees will gain insight into volunteering patterns in the African continent, and hopefully how to better convey the movement to would-be volunteers.

Theme of presentation
WikiCulture & Community
For workshops and discussions, what level is the intended audience?
Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
YES depending on Scholarship
Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

Would prefer to present on last day.

Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

This is a Completed submission for Wikimania 2017 ready to be reviewed by a member of the Programme Committee.

Interested attendees

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  1. Airwolf (talk) 18:16, 7 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Amir É. Aharoni (talk) 18:39, 8 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  3. In case you're searching (or there's still room) for African panelists, I'll like to be a contributor to this discussion :) -Jamie Tubers (talk) 16:22, 9 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  4. GastelEtzwane (talk) 22:33, 10 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  5. RachelWex (talk) 21:36, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Masssly (talk) 23:13, 11 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Kritzolina (talk) 19:18, 7 May 2017 (UTC)[reply]