Grants:IdeaLab/Raising Awareness among students of Punjabi literature

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Raising Awareness among students of Punjabi literature
We are going to target students of Punjabi literature. In the first phase, we will work in order to create content relevant to them and in the second phase, we will work to promote the usage of Punjabi Wikipedia among students of Punjabi literature in various colleges and universities.
idea creator
SGill (WMF)
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created on18:20, 4 January 2018 (UTC)


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

We are specifically targeting students of Punjabi literature.

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[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.
Punjabi is the native language of this audience while they do speak Hindi and English as well.

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

Facebook and WhatsApp

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?

  1. Improve Punjabi literature related content on Wikipedia.
  2. Promote the content among students of Punjabi literature

Project idea[edit]

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


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

In-person. We will be reaching out to students at various universities and colleges in Punjab, India

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.
Firstly, we need to ensure that Punjabi Wikipedia becomes a hub of quality content related to Punjabi literature. For this we will need to mobilize the existing Wikipedia community to create specific content. We will also start a Wikipedia Education Program in the Department of Punjabi at Punjabi University, Patiala

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

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.

  1. Increase in siteviews.
  2. A post project survey among students

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?
Yes, I think i can implement this idea. I will need support of some key community members who will help in creating literature specific content and a few more members to help with the Education Program

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