Education/Newsletter/June 2016/Vahid Masrour joins the education team at the Wikimedia Foundation

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Vahid Masrour joins the education team at the Wikimedia Foundation

By Tighe Flanagan (WMF)

Snippet: Ecuadorian Wikimedian Joins WMF Education Team

The WMF education team welcomed Vahid Masrour as the new Community Capacity Manager this month (May 2016). Vahid joins the Foundation as an active community member in Ecuador, with great experience in the education sector and as a global citizen. He will be focusing on supporting the development of our Education Collaborative, to make sure that our leaders have the skills and the tools that they need to be successful. If you are interested in mentoring, he and the Collab will be sharing updates in on that in the coming months.

About Vahid in his own words:

World citizen, with a strong experience in South America, I have resided in 6 countries so far, and plan to keep on moving. I am keenly interested in transformation of educational processes using technology as a lever. I have been part of the Ecuador User Group since its inception (2013), as the education program specialist, and am a firm believer that “Knowledge is as wings to man's life, and a ladder for his ascent. Its acquisition is incumbent upon everyone.”
Originally trained as a psychologist, I’ve been learning about community development through development projects and volunteer service. The overlap of my interests in education, technology and community development now finds a peculiarly interesting expression through my work at the WMF, where I can now serve by enabling a global community’s efforts towards the “growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge”.

Welcome, Vahid!

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program staff here.