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CNHS Wiki Club
Country codePH
Founding dateDecember 13, 2023
Official language(s)English, Central Bikol
Key peopleMarife Altabano, Maffeth Sto. Tomas
AffiliationsPhilWiki Community

CNHS Wiki Club is an extra-curricular club formed at Cararayan National High School in Naga City, Philippines on 13 December 2023. The Wiki Club's goal is to educate the learners and raise awareness about contributing media content on Wikipedia and its sister projects.


During the 10th Bikol Wikipedia Anniversary celebrated at Ateneo de Naga University, CNHS teachers namely Maffeth.opiana, Zeus226, BikolMon and Wikibini attended a workshop on improving, creating and uploading content on Wikimedia projects. Zeus226 was recognized for writing the article of his school on Bikol Wikipedia.

Since 2020, faculty members of CNHS have been participating in the WikiGap Campaign every month of March. Wikibini, Maffeth.opiana and Marife.altabano along with other participants improved at least 30 articles each and actively worked to improve the visibility of women in seven Philippine languages namely: Bikol, Cebuano, Ilocano, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, Tagalog, and Waray. Unfortunately, on March 16, the Philippine government declared the entire Luzon area in the Philippines under "enhanced community quarantine" (ECQ) which is effectively a total lockdown. In spite of the canceled offline activities, some of the participants continued their online activities.

The following year, ten (10) junior and senior high school teachers from Cararayan National High School attended a meet-up organized by Maffeth Opiana wherein she oriented the attendees with the on-going WikiGap Campaign. And on its 3rd year, the activity was held at Tugawe Cove Cafe in celebration of women's month with the goal to close the gender gap on the internet by creating and improving articles about women.

Faculty members of CNHS have been participating in the activities organized by PhilWiki Community including the Bikol Wikipedia anniversary celebration year after year, Wiki Loves Earth Philippines since 2018 and WikiGap Campaigns from to present.


Seminar Workshop on Writing a Research Paper at Cararayan National High School
WikiQuest learning camp
  • December 23, 2023 - PhilWiki Community Education Committee chair Marife Altabano organized a seminar-workshop on writing a research paper entitled Wikipedia Unlocked: Navigating, Validating, and Citing Information for Practical Research 2 as part of the requirements of senior high school students in Practical Research 2. The activity aimed at helping students who are writing research papers to use Wikipedia as a research tool and to validate and cite sources using APA format. Also covered in the seminar-workshop was independent verification and fact-checking to ensure accuracy and reliability.
During the event, the Wiki Education Philippines logo was officially launched, and established the Cararayan National High School Wiki Club (CNHS Wiki Club) was established. The officers and pioneering members of the extra-curricular club for junior and senior high school students included the attendees. The organizer believes that the activities was a positive step in achieving the Education Program's mission.
  • April 6, 2024 - Grade 11 and 12 students actively participated in WikiQuest: Journey through the World of Wikis, a learning camp, as part of the Wiki Education Philippines program of PhilWiki Community. Assisted by their teachers, the participants completed a set of tasks related to Wiki collaboration by exploring the open educational resource and getting familiarized with some of the basic actions in contributing to the project. The activity was conducted at Villa Carolina under the supervision of their teachers and with written permission from their parents/legal guardians. The activity was led by Marife Altabano assisted by Kahmil Osila, Raymor Remodo, Antonette Cledera and Jumelyn Beriso from Cararayan NHS.



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