|The Wikipedia Challenge
More than half of the world’s languages are in danger of extinction.
Find out how Wikipedia is playing an important part in the preservation battle. Read more
|The Ideal Wikipedian
From the outside Patricio Lorente seems like the typical Argentinian
- he loves soccer, good food, and friends. A step closer reveals what makes him the ideal Wikipedian. Read more
|SOS Children's Village
The world's largest orphan charity, SOS Children's Village,
used Wikipedia to help the world's most needy children. Read more
You know how valuable Wikipedia is to you...Here’s what you may not know.
You know Wikipedia as the website which can answer most of your questions. But hosting the world's largest encyclopedia is only part of what the Wikimedia Foundation sets out to do. The Wikimedia Foundation is also empowering underrepresented world communities with little or no access to educational resources.
Considering that nearly two billion children in the world receive little or no education, this is important work.
Through diverse partnerships, the Wikimedia Foundation has been able to bring Wikipedia to remote corners of the world. It is also effectively helping languages that are not well represented on the worldwide web by providing them with tools to share their uniqueness. With your support of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia and its sister projects can provide a home to these languages in one of the world’s largest and free virtual library, as well as provide world citizens with a forum for cultural interaction.
We need your help to do more! The Wikimedia Foundation relies entirely on donations, and with your support we can continue to serve you and bring knowledge tools to those world citizens who need them the most.