Sorry for taking such a long time to reply. I hadn't checked into WikiEducator for a while. I'm here now trying to find out about markup with Arabic text. Don't suppose you have any bright ideas...?
Pangea Day looks like a great idea. I won't be able to host an event, but I'll look out to see what's going on in Paris and try and go to something at the very least!
All the best, Catriona