Grants:IdeaLab/Reading is the best tool to elevate your life
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
To School going students
In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?
English and in their own native language
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.
School Library, Whatsapp, Facebook, etc
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 would find the authentic information that is updated all the time!
What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?
How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?
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.
These are my steps to engage school students:-
Step1: Students are drawn to cartoons and popular shows on TV and would ask them to look up at Wikipedia about them. Step 2: Ask them what excited them the most Step 3: Re-read and find new words and their meanings Step 4: Ask them to find books written by these personalities Step 5: Direct them to find if these books are available in their school library or any other library near their home Step 6: Ask them to set a benchmark for reading a book Step 7: Ask high school students to read their personalities biographies and summarize the best points that might influence their life Step 8: Last would make it a routine to read books and beat their own benchmarks and join a library membership if they hadn't Step 9: Challenge their fellow mates or friends at school to see how many books they can read in a month/year
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.
By the number of views for my project at a given point of time.
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?
Yes I might need some expert guidance to improve my project and lead to success
About the idea creator
I'm a scientific freelancer, addictive Wikipedia Editor and a crazy-reader!
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No funding needed?
Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschillingwikimedia.org for help!