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Event:WIKImedia Fan Club, Kwara State University/ International Mother Language Day 2024 Margob28

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The International Mother Language Day event marks the annual celebration of the native languages to promote national identity and Linguistic diversity globally. The event usually comes up on 21st of February of every year.

Details of Event


This event will take the form of a month long campaign where editors constituting secondary school and university students, educators, librarians and indigenous language speakers will participate in edit events that promote linguistic and cultural diversity. This is to encourage participants to maintain their knowledge of their mother language. Not only this, the event will enhance the participant's promotion of their linguistic identities by creating Wikipedia contents on their linguistic heritages and their oral literary practices. More specifically, participant's will contribute new articles on the Yoruba Wikipedia by documenting their oral literary practices, and cultural aesthetics to promote the Yoruba language visibility. The contributions of participant's include the promotion of the national policies and practices as regards the Yoruba, Barbara, Fulfude and Batonu languages and cultures, including the various linguistic Institutions to promote the learning and knowledge of these languages.



The stakeholders for the campaign include students, educators and Librarians in Kwara State. This event is a collaboration among the Kwara State Wikimedia Fan Club, National Library, Kwara State Branch and the Educators-- Principals of selected secondary schools in Kwara State, Ilorin Metropolis specifically, and indigenous language experts-- Batonu, nupe, fulfulfude and Barba.

Project Team


The project organising team constitute the Staff Adviser ofbthe Wikimedia Fan Club Margob28 and the executive members of the Kwara State University Wikimedia Fan Club club

[User:Margob28|Margob28]] (talk) 16:04, 12 February 2024 (UTC)