Grants:IdeaLab/Wiki the Government run schools in India
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Schools, Government schools
In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?
Hindi and English
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.
Facebook, WhatsApp and Government
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?
These are kids and rising future of the country. They need authentic information and most of it they need to know that there is a vast network of information lying for them to use.
What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?
English and Hindi
How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?
Both Online and in-person
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.
In India majority of the government-run schools lack authentic information or even exposure to the vast network of information. I suggest why not wiki hire interns and locate few schools (100 at least) and make them educated about this platform. This will solve a long-term goal, as current users may vanish tomorrow but making a set of new possible users will create a huge impact on the society as well as the site. I also suggest that we should start talking to the government about this, current government will be more than interested to run the show. The current scheme *Digital India* caters this kind of platforms and support them with open arms.
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Outcomes: As I described before that, it will be a long-term campaign which will make this country a better place. People with information, People with knowledge, 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 would need my own wikioedia business card with a team of 3 experienced people from wikipedia to talk to the government. And then it can be managed to train interns and spread across the country.
About the idea creator
I have been a wiki user since I was in 10 Grade and used it in many ways. I am a founder of A Cup of Tea Advertising and Co-Founder of A Cup of Tea Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. We are a crisis management company as well as a Marketing agency. I have nothing much to talk about myself but Wikipedia has helped me change my life big time. Kudos
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