Grants:IdeaLab/Wikipedia Awareness for Indian netizens
Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?
Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?
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.
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?
Wikipedia provides authentic information supported by authentic sources and cross-checked by various editors. Currently, many students spend time on many useless things, but using Wikipedia will always do us the profit and make us more aware and smart. We also get to connect with millions of editors and their opinions, languages, community etc.,
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?
e-mail and social media
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 Wikipedia, as an editor, we grow slowly. We learn the editing language of Wikipedia, sought help from seniors etc. As we start to learn more, we get more excited and enthusiastic. We have to stick and adhere to some policies, due to which the community is very welcoming.
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.
Increased editors from India 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?
About the idea creator
I am a student. I am from West Bengal of India. I also contribute to Wikipedia by editing it. For me, Wikipedia is an awesome platform. I am always excited while using Wikipedia to edit articles and helping new ones. New editors will always be welcome by users of Wikipedia. When I was new, they helped me in every aspect.
Expand your idea
Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.
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!