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Pay schools or students to write wikipedia articles in low-income regions of the world
Pay low-income students or teachers to write Wikipedia around the world and expand articles in other languages. @Cacique40
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created on02:38, Tuesday, March 15, 2016 (UTC)

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Use Wikimedia Foundation money to pay or donate to low-income students or teachers in exchange of writing Wikipedia articles around the world. This will expand Wikipedia usage and increase article count in other languages.

What is your solution?[edit]

Wikipedia in other languages has a lower count of articles than in English.

Project goals[edit]

Use Wikimedia Foundation money to:

  • Increase Wikipedia articles
  • Increase Wikipedia in other languages
  • Benefit low-income people (students, teachers, schools and people in general)
  • Expand Wikipedia users worldwide
  • These articles in native languages will further expand knowledge to other low-income people for free.
  • The more users the more likelyhood these users will make future donations.

Get involved[edit]


  • Volunteer I support this project. I want to volunteer. What do I need to do? Shafkatsharif (talk) 10:58, 22 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Lo que haga falta para ayudar Pp96 (talk) 20:37, 28 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Volunteer Supporting with ideas,in addition to support the creator. AlisonDoblas (talk) 23:44, 23 June 2016 (UTC)


  • That's a great idea to improve reach! The RedBurn (talk) 14:59, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • I like the idea but the small problem is that we don't want to encourage paid editing. Crouch, Swale (talk) 22:15, 15 March 2016 (UTC)
  • Good idea, useful in minority languages and low article per km2 areas. However we know that experienced editors love to cut and paste so online overseeing would be a good idea. Don't pay for the articles .... but give a substantial prize for 10 articles ticked by an external person as OK (ie not perfect) Victuallers (talk) 16:55, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • This could be easily reviewed by teachers and would quickly improve access to information in those regions. Houdinipeter (talk) 23:22, 16 March 2016 (UTC)
  • It is a good idea but I don't see any solutions to any challenges that may be encountered(because there would always be challenges). Maihe101 (talk) 12:09, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

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