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Murali Chemuturi's Idea
The engineering students and those that are required to submit project reports or dissertations already know about Wikipedia. If we can take the idea to schools (most schools in India do have PCs currently), especially to the teachers, every year ten million students would come to know about Wikipedia. It can be done thru pamphlets or teacher training.
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created on09:56, 27 January 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
High school students

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]

English mostly and Hindi for the remaining

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

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.
Most of them are using WhatsApp and Facebook to a lesser extent

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
Since they have to sstudy to pass exams, they are motivated to read Wikipedia articles.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]

Hindi in addition to English

How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]

I will be communicating with them online, WhatsApp and Facebook

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

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.
We should reach out to the teachers of high schools

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

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The visitors to the Wikipedia web site would increase by leaps and bounds. In my estimation a million new visitors should be realistic in less than a year

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

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 can implement the idea but need financial and secretarial support to reach the target audience

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About the idea creator[edit]

I am Murali Chemuturi and my details can be found on Wikipedia itself!



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