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Wikipedia for My Country
In Sri Lanka, the majority of internet users don't use Wikipedia as a source of knowledge management, reasons are not known. Majority of the people use internet for entertainment than education, language knowledge, motivation, and personal gains are other among other issues.
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created on18:13, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


Ethiopian Student/Sociiety

Commonly English, Afaan Oromoo, Amharic


Everything that Wikipedia got on this portals all are so important to my country.

Project idea[edit]


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

Onle (facebook) personally, and in their schools etc

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.

Introducing Wikipedia as the most broader source of information. Explained its importance for Education and Knowledge Management - Conduct different online or in-site activities to familiarize Wikipedia -  Educate adults (parents, teachers to help children to use it) - Conduct workshops, meetings, discussions with children. 

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

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It will not have faster impact, but it will be effective to the extent that introduce Wikipedia in a more constructive manner, and aware the people on the value of it. To certain extent, students who learn in higher education will be able to use it. (It needs a lot of energy to change their internet-behavior - Sri Lanka is the top country in the world known for porn-watching on internet). So, the parents and Education sector is the main focus in this effort.

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?
Already, I have the sufficient resources in terms of human resources (volunteers), access to education sector, and capacity to handle a serious of activities in practical settings (discussions, interviews, run basic awareness campaigns etc. It further needs to find basic administrative. Already I run such work through a non-profit.

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About the idea creator[edit]

I am a mental health practitioner, training & development consultant, and a freelance writer. Write to Wikipedia, have completed two Wikipedia pages, and edited several pages.


  • Volunteer Lasan S Rajapaksha (talk) 19:57, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Volunteer more and more people should be given idea about this site.

information should be more authentic and appropriate, so working on the content should be important. more of advertising the site, by displaying logos. Ipsita sarkar (talk) 12:48, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

  • Volunteer I'd like this would be a reality even in my country. i join for Wikipedia awareness Carl Zona (talk) 21:25, 21 January 2018 (UTC)


  • A source like Wikipedia is essential to enhance knowledge in countries like mine. Rane2030 (talk) 11:07, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • this idea gives people more ways to expand their knowledge, make them more informative. Ipsita sarkar (talk) 12:50, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
  • Because of Afaan Oromoo is my mother tung 01:01, 7 April 2021 (UTC)

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