Education/News/November 2019/November featured education community member

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Author: Sailesh Patnaik

Summary: Starting this month, in every Education newsletter we would like to highlight at least one person who is impacting or who has been impacted by Wikimedia & Education work. Meet User:Ixocactus.

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This month's nomination comes from Joalpe, who introduces us to Ixocactus:

"A pioneer in Wikimedia + Education from Brazil, who against all odds- when the Education activities activities were not so well known in the community, he kept a lively and engaged community around the potentials of the idea that Wikimedia belongs in education.

He is a professor in the area of ​​ecology at the Department of Biological Sciences at Santa Cruz State University in Ilhéus in the State of Bahia who has diligently held education programs for more than four years or so. He is the person to whom our community turns to when we have questions pertaining to how educational institutions can contribute to Wikimedia projects.

I would also like to highlight a project of his called Caminhão com Ciência (Truck with Science): with students of his he goes on to impoverished cities in the State of Bahia in a truck to increase science and Wikimedia awareness."

You can read an interview of User:Ixocactus in Portuguese here.

Do you know of a great member of the Wikimedia education community that we should meet? Nominate them for a feature by following this! For more information contact spatnaik﹫

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