Grants talk:Project/Global Voices/Strengthening Indigenous-Language Wikipedias in Latin America/Midpoint

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Hi Barrioflores. Thank you for keeping up with the monthly updates. It's helpful for us to have them and apologies that we have been less engaged with this grant than we would have hoped. With the restructure of our grant programs over the last year, we are sorting through staff capacity issues. You and the team have made a lot of progress over the last 6 months and we're excited to learn more about what kind of information you're getting from the interviews and in the case studies. It doesn't look like the case studies are available here yet -- is there one example that we can review? We're curious to learn if you're already beginning to pull out themes around learnings and recommendations.

We are very excited to hear that there has been so much interest in and enthusiasm for the project. The fact that there are a variety of support systems that would like to support Wikipedia projects in indigenous languages is very promising. We imagine that any way you can help to make clear what support is available or what type of support would be most needed to connect and provide mentorship to these growing communities would be beneficial.

We understand it has been challenging contacting original developers of some of the indigenous language wikipedias and happy to see that you're trying lots of different avenues to understand that important piece of the history.

Once you are able to share the case studies and preliminary recommendations, we'd be happy to talk about how you envision continuing this work. Let's plan to set up a time to talk after you've attended Iberoconf.

Thank you again for all your work on this important project! Cheers, Alex Wang (WMF) (talk) 03:03, 10 May 2017 (UTC)