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The cost of data prevents millions of people 
from accessing Wikipedia.

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Hi. This is a letter which me 
and my classmates wrote

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to access Wikipedia for free.

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It goes as follows

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Open letter to Cell C, MTN, 
Vodacom, and 8ta

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We are learners in Grade 12
at Sinenjongo High School,

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Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton, Cape Town.

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We recently heard that in 
some other African countries,

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like Kenya and Uganda,

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cell phone providers are offering

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their customers free access to Wikipedia.

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We think this is a wonderful idea 

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and would really like to 
encourage you also

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to make the same offer 
here in South Africa.

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Our school does not have a library.

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Ninety percent of us have cell phones

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but it is expensive 
for us to buy airtime,

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so if we could get free 
access to Wikipedia,

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it would make a huge 
difference to us.

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Normally, when we do research,

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Wikipedia is one of the best sites,

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and there is information on 
just about every topic.

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Think of the boost that it 
will give us as students

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and to the whole educational 
system of South Africa.

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Our education system needs help

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and having access to Wikipedia

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would make a very positive difference.

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Thank you.

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Enkosi. 

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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Add your name to our open letter:
facebook.com/FreeAccessToWikipedia
Please share this video

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