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Firan Jabar

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Review for Wikimedia Foundation Inc, San Francisco, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Wikipedia has changed the lives of students I have worked with in 8 countries around the world. They have all learned about the world in their own language through Wikipedia, and many of them have learned to write cited essays, or to take good photographs, in order to share something about their town with the world.

I don't know of any other project that so simply and directly allows people to share what is important in their lives in a way that will be read and remembered by others for generations. The Foundation's communications about their work and investments are as clear and approachable as any I have seen.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Schools in Africa, Asia, and the Americas

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Improve its self-documentation in French, Spanish, Chinese and other major languages. I had to translate some of the Foundation's core documents to describe it to others.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

More feedback on what tools would make my time more effective

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It helped me see my role as educator in the light of facilitating creation and teaching, not just learning

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I have used Wikipedia in schools and contributed to Wiktionary.