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Albania report: Whiz Khalifa, Wiki Education and WikiPhotowalk ː)[edit]

By Margott, Wikimedians of Albanian Language


WikiEducation berat
Wiki berat

Last week of September as part of our collaboration with American Peace Corp we were in Berat to host 2 workshops at Babe Dude Karbunara high school.

On Friday, we did a general introduction about Wiki Education, introduced the pupils with the Plant materials and learned how to edit Wikidata, since this was the first time they would contribute on Wikidata. On Saturday we started working right way in the school lab. The participants as part of the Peace Corp Project had collected materials about plants that are grown in Albania. And everything is now documented on Wikidata, and some of it on Wikipedia, as well. Most of the plants were already on Wikidata, but only in English language. They are now translated in Shqip. And five of the participants open the article on Shqip Wikipedia about a certain plant they liked. The material was checked by their English teacher Stephanie.

Everyone was working on plants but Liri (UserːCameroncan), one of the participants who was a big fan of Whiz Khalifa. He was so crazy about rap music that he had already translated all articles that he found on English Wikipedia about rappers. He convinced the whole team to put his favorite rap music in the "background". The event was about their biology school tasks and to learn more about plants. But he only came to write about Whiz Khalifa ː). After he convinced us that he had memories about all the plants in the document and seeing his passion about rap, we allowed him to write about whatever he wanted to write.

Wiki Photo walk 6&7 October[edit]

In the first week of October we organized Wiki Photo Walk in Albania. The goal of the event was to collect as many pictures as we could about panorama of different cities of Albania. The budget could allow us only 3 cities, so we were in Kruja, Durres and Tirana. Were collected 345 pictures. And the winner won a Polaroid camera.