01 Mar Who is Ravan J. Al-taie?
Ravan Al-Taie, was born in 15th May, 1986, in Erbil, after moving a lot with her family, she came back to Erbil and studied engineering there. She got a BSC in Electronics & Communications Engineering and started to work in different companies till she ended now working as a Senior Wire-line Field Engineer.
She started to volunteer at Wikipedia in 2008, got promoted to an admin in 2013. She created and translated So far around 800 articles, and has more than 17,000 edits.
She organized many workshops for the first time in Kurdistan and Iraq to teach new volunteers how to edit Wikipedia and help in providing the knowledge for free to people in their own languages.
In 2015 she received the princess of Asturias Award by King and Queen of Spain representing the Wikipedia worldwide volunteers.
She is anti racism activist, helped in many campaigns for refugees and IDPs in Kurdistan.
She is a blogger and has her first novel under publishing.
As she was passionate about books and reading since an early age, she co-founded the first book cafe in Kurdistan as in order to change the reading culture in Kurdistan and attract people to read with passion and to read continuously.