WikiReaders 4 Kids
April 2013 - February 2014
I am the organizer of a project to bring WikiReaders (offline battery-operated devices running Wikipedia) to schools. I found out a year ago, that these devices didn't sell to their intended audience, the first world device saturated and internet-connected population and there were 20,000 of them sitting in a manufacturer's warehouse in Taiwan. I raised funds on Indiegogo and received a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation to run a $10,000, 3-month pilot in three schools - India, South Africa and Mexico. The pilot wraps up in February 2014 and if successful, will be the rationale for raising a second round of funds to buy the remaining 19,000 devices.