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Partnerships with ministries of education
problemYou do not know if you need to work with the Ministry of Education in your region.
solutionIt will depend on how the education system works in your country, your capacity to support a complex program and the priorities that you have for your education program.
creatorKHarold (WMF)
created on20:50, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

What problem does this solve?[edit]

People who coordinate both new and more established education programs may question whether they should work with the Ministry of Education in their area in order to start or expand a program. This learning pattern will go through questions to consider when making this decision and give recommendations for how to plan for an effective partnership.

What is the solution?[edit]

Deciding to work with a local Ministry of Education will depend on several variables:

  • It will depend on your country: Do you need them to be involved when working on an education program?
  • It will depend on your capacity: Can your wiki support increased participation that might come from a partnership? Do you have training platforms and volunteers to support more students?
  • It will depend on your focus: Will this partnership lead to a desirable impact on your wiki?

Things to consider[edit]

Things to think about as you plan a partnership:

  • Keep in mind that a partnership with the government is a long term engagement. The relationship and program may take years to develop.
  • Find out what the Ministry of Education expects from you.

When to use[edit]


See also[edit]

Education Toolkit Learning Pattern
This learning pattern is part of the Education Program Toolkit.
Go to the toolkit.

Related patterns[edit]

External links[edit]

The Wikipedia Education Program's government partnerships page on Outreach wiki summarizes the known partnerships between Wikimedia groups and educational agencies (ministries of education, departments of education) around the world.