PhilWiki Community/Education

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PhilWiki Community
Philippine Wikimedia Community, Inc.
Philippine Wikimedia Community
User Group

LocationFlag of the Philippines.svg Philippines
Country codePH-WC
Founding date1 June 2015
Approval date17 October 2015
Official language(s)Philippine languages
Other language(s)Central Bikol language, Rinconada Bikol language
ReportsLink to reports
FacebookFacebook group and Facebook page

The organization believes that Wikipedia, among other Wikimedia projects, belongs in Education hence it engages in projects, programs and activities that promote free, responsibly open-content resources and reference materials, through academia among other entities.

Froy Beraña serves as the Chairman of Education Committee (2019-2020). He has been involved in Wikimedia movement since 2012 and has actively contributed on Wikimedia Commons since joining Wiki Takes Rinconada in 2015. He represented the user group at the 2019 ESEAP Wikimedia Strategy Summit held in Bangkok, Thailand.

Recently, he led the WikiTutorial program which aimed to increase the skills of existing contributors and the capacity of the PhilWiki Community wherein he serves as the Vice-President/Vice-Chairman.

WikiTutorial 2018-2019[edit]

WikiTutorial and Monthly Meetings were conducted from November 2018 to June 2019. Twenty (20) content editors participated in the tutorial, meetings and activities during this period along with educators who learned the basic editing and Wikimedia movement in the Philippines.

On November 16, 2018, the first session of the tutorial was held at Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA Main) in Pili, Camarines Sur.

A follow-up session was held on November 25, 2018 attended by some members of the faculty and staff of CBSUA Pasacao and Pili campuses with WikiTutorial participants Marvin Molin and Leah Banastao.

On April 8, 2019, the CBSUA Main campus, Sentro ng Wika at Kultura (SWK-CBSUA) and the Parasurat Bikolnon, Inc. sponsored Hurop-Hurop, Huron-Huron: Usapang Panpanitikang Bikol, a forum on Bikol literature attended by writers, teachers, and students. Among the speakers was Beraña who shared about the role of Bikol Wikipedia in promoting and preserving Bikol language.

On April 25, 2019 - PHWC conducted an Outreach Activity in Catanduanes during the Training Workshop on Pagmidbid sa Kultura, Pagdiskubre sa Isla (rediscovering the culture of the island) attended by around fifty (50) social Studies both in elementary and high school levels from Department of Education - Division of Catanduanes. The team shared about Wiki Education Program within and outside the Philippines, and Bikol Wikipedia as a learning resource. The participants were encouraged to get involved by contributing local knowledge on Wikipedia and to start local Wikipedia projects for Northern Catanduanes Bikol and Southern Catanduanes Bikol languages.

On May 18, 2019 - 1Lib1Ref Campaign in the Philippines (under GLAM) was launched at University of Nueva Caceres in Naga City. Around 30 librarians and library science students get acquainted by proper referencing on Wikipedia. The activity was organized by WikiTutorial participants namely Anthony Diaz, Imelda Brazal, Ramon Olaño and Marvin Molin.

Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019[edit]

On April 5-7, 2019 - Irvin Sto. Tomas participated at Wikimedia+Education Conference 2019 held in San Sebastian, Basque Country in Spain where he presented a lightning talk and participated in discussions. The inaugural conference was a gathering Wikimedians/educators who are involved in promoting Wikimedia projects in the academic setting.