Western Armenian program
A WikiClub successfully operates in Armenian Catholic Patriarchate’s Holy Cross Harboyan High School in Lebanon since February 2015. On March 31, 2017, the founder Assadour Basmajian, with the aim to engage more members and wiki editors, made a presentation on WikiCamp and wiki products in the school.See more about this story on the WMF Education Newsletter.
Wiki Loves Science
Wikimedia Armenia has organized a two day “Wiki Loves Science” editathon that ran from 24th till 26th of March. 25 people have participated in WLS editathon. During the two days participants have enriched the Armenian Wikipedia with their professional articles. A total of 101 articles has been created during this editathon.
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Wikipedia for Peace 2017, Vienna
Wikipedia for Peace was a project that brought together peace activism with Wikipedia. It was also supported by Wikimedia Armenia and had representatives from the chapter staff and volunteers. In Vienna, the participants got introduced to the way Wikipedians and other editors try to use Wikipedia editing and reading as a peacebuilding tool for the community. Armenian participants had prepared a presentation on WMAM education program and WikiCamps.
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.