Charentsavan school story
Narine Muradyan the psychologist of the Mesrop Mashtots school of Charentsavan applied to participate to the very first wikiseminar organized in May 2015 in Aghveran. Returning home Narine continued actively edit Wikipedia mainly on art themes creating a number of articles and templates about paintings. A few months later, Narine began teaching her students wiki-editing tools and soon they were involved in Wikipedia Education program. Her students edit so actively that 6 of them were chosen to participate in WikiCamp 2016. Narine on involving her students in editing process:
When I have been editing for a couple of months and have already mastered my editing skills, I decided to involve my students in editing Wikipedia as well. At the Winter WikiCamp 2016, I was a team leader and seeing the campers unity and solidarity, I decided to involve my students in this cool program. After talking to the head of the school who positively responded to my offer we did our first steps. Wikipedia is one of the best ways of self-perfection for me.
Narine Muradyan has created 74 articles and done 1857 global edits. She was also one of the teachers to be chosen to participate in Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016 organized in Dilijan, Armenia.
Every Saturday Wikimedia Armenia organizes open workshops edit-a-thons at the WM AM office where new editors are taught how to edit different wiki projects and the experienced editors participate in edit-a-thons dedicated to different themes. Anyone interested in wiki projects, Wikipedia, wiki editing and needing assistance, as well as wiki editors, who want to edit in pleasant atmosphere participate in these workshops. We have about 15-20 participants in each workshop. Among them there are also active wiki editors of hywiki, hywiktionary, hywikisource, Wikidata who help to conduct the workshops.