Grants:IdeaLab/Improving Wikipedia awareness in 3rd World Countries
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
People leaving in rural areas
In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?
English and Swahili
In what ways does this group communicate with each other?
This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?
Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
They lack knowledge about the internet, access to Wikipedia will open up a whole world of knowledge to them.
What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?
English and Swahili
How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?
Programs that encourage e-learning.
Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?
Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
Small trainings showing them the power of the Wikipedia in learning about and understanding our world.
If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.
Increased page views to certain pages eg reproduction, local leaders, technology etc
Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?
Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
I think I can implement it. It would need people with skills in setting up resource centers, finances to cater for setting up of the resource centers and creating awareness. Wikimedia Foundation would be of great help.
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No funding needed?
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