Wikimedia Armenia/Reports/2022-03

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Wikimedia Armenia's visit to schools[edit]

After the visit to different educational institutions during EduWiki Week, some other schools expressed their interest in welcoming the representatives of Wikimedia Armenia to their institutions. As a result, two visits were organized to N65 high school and N12 basic school. The purpose of these two visits was to introduce the students, as well as the teachers, to Wikipedia, Wikimedia Armenia’s activities, and the educational opportunities created by Wikipedia.

In N65 high school, the English teacher organized an open class for her freshmen students. The students prepared a presentation on Wikipedia, its sister projects, and the activities of Wikimedia Armenia; they presented everything in English. After this interesting presentation, the representatives of Wikimedia Armenia introduced the opportunities that Wikipedia offers, what educational projects Wikimedia Armenia carries out, and how the students can use Wikipedia in their educational process. During the Q&A session the students, as well as their teachers, asked questions about the trustworthiness of sources and copyright. We also prepared a practical part where we presented how those interested can register on Wikipedia and how they can make their first moves there.

The second visit was organized in the N12 basic school. Around 40 students from different classes gathered at the assembly hall to get acquainted with Wikipedia and its opportunities. As in the case of N65 school, here as well we presented Wikipedia and the educational projects of Wikimedia Armenia. Considering the age of the participants, the students were more interested in Wikicamps.

All in all such visits will be continuous considering the interest from schools and the need to integrate more new editors and introduce the Wikimedia movement to more people.

Yerevan Brusov State University students' internship at Wikimedia Armenia[edit]

Graduates of Yerevan Brusov State University successfully finished their internship at Wikimedia Armenia.

In February 2022, the internship of bachelor's and master's students from the Faculty of Translation and Intercultural Communication and the Faculty of Russian and Foreign languages started at Wikimedia Armenia.

During the second stage in March, the students translated articles from other languages into Armenian using the knowledge they had already gained during the first stage. After the Wikipedia training, 32 students visited the Wikimedia Armenia office once a week to discuss their questions, and fill the gaps. They translated articles from English, Chinese and Korean languages.

At the end of the internship, 113 articles were created, in total - 4,167,706 bytes of contribution.

"Wiki Loves History"[edit]

Wikimedia Armenia launched the “Wiki Loves History” project on February 9. The Wikimedia Armenia team introduced Wikipedia and its tools to 7 students from the Yerevan State University (YSU) Ijevan Branch. After completing the training courses, the students started working on their articles. The project concentrated on the topic of history. Every week a meeting was organized to answer students’ questions and to discuss and resolve technical issues. During March, the participants created and improved 50 articles on history.

The whole process of the "Wiki Loves History" project was conducted online, so in order to communicate directly, provide answers to questions, and explain the observed technical errors, it was decided to visit the students at YSU Ijevan Branch. The visit took place on March 11, a workshop was organized on the spot.

The Wikimedia Armenia team also had a meeting with the director and vice director of the Ijevan Branch and the employees of the Faculty of History. Agreements were reached on continuing the cooperation and further expanding it.

Edit-a-thon dedicated to 120th anniversary of Ara Sargsyan[edit]

A ten-day edit-a-thon dedicated to the 120th anniversary of the great Armenian sculptor Ara Sargsyan was initiated on Armenian Wikipedia from March 25 to April 5. Wikimedia Armenia's Wikiclubs were participating in this edit-a-thon. During ten days, 20 participants from six Wikiclubs created articles about Ara Sargsyan's works, pages of these works were created on Wikidata. The article about Ara Sargsyan was improved on Armenian Wikipedia, quotes about Ara Sargsyan were added to his page in Wikisource. An article about more than 50 sculptures created by Ara Sargsyan was created.

During the edit-a-thon Wikimedia Armenia collaborated with Ara Sargsyan and Hakob Kojoyan House-Museum, which provided materials for the articles.


In March we had one submission in WMF Education Newsletter. In "EduWiki Week in Armenia" article, Wikimedia Armenia tells about the visits to several educational institutions within the framework of EduWiki Week 2022.

WikiClubs' report[edit]

In March, the clubs participated in various projects. The club members contributed 3,121,469 bytes to Armenian Wikipedia and created 341 new articles.

During the month, the clubs participated in an edit-a-thon dedicated to the 120th anniversary of sculptor Ara Sargsyan, during which 6 clubs created articles about more than 20 sculptures by Ara Sargsyan, as well as improved Ara Sargsyan's article.

The Alaverdi Wikiclub organized the “Women of the World” edit-a-thon-contest on the occasion of Women's month starting in March, with the aim of creating articles about world-famous women. Seventeen editors participated in the March 9-31 edit-a-thon creating 52 articles, contributing a total of 391,792 bytes.

On March 14, Lernapat Wikilub members celebrated International Mathematics Day and the Pi Day by creating and improving thematic articles (Pi Day, Six nines in pi, Yasumasa Kanada, etc.) and told about it during their math class. On March 15, on the occasion of Leonid Yengibaryan's birthday, the article about him was improved, articles were written about the films in which he participated.

The Stepanakert Wikiclub members traveled to the 50th US state of Hawaii this month as part of their Wikigeologist project. Playing the “Kahoot” game, the participant who answered the most questions about Hawaii became the winner of the game and was awarded the title of "Wikihawayaget" meaning “Wikiexpert on Hawaiiology ”. 12 articles have been written about Hawaii.

Wikiclub members had good results on both Wikipedia and Wikisource. In total, this month the clubs had 131 active participants and more than 10 new members.

Wikiclubs Participants Bytes+ (Wikipedia) Bytes- (Wikipedia) Edits (Wikipedia) Articles Bytes+ (Wikisource) Bytes- (Wikisource) Edits Created Proofread
Alaverdi Wikiclub 14 415437 -5095 295 61 27 -4 3 0 3
Arevstsag Wikiclub 3 39701 -21458 164 9 0 0 0 0 0
Goris Wikiclub 8 107951 -14855 104 19 1 0 3 0 0
Ddmashen Wikiclub 4 (3) 247707 -85 54 15 233333 -92 90 75 88
Lernapat Wikiclub 26 (6) 1326582 -59631 1164 134 52455 -1 22 15 11
Koghb Wikiclub 2 (5) 33502 0 3 3 26063 -4570 29 8 13
Hatsik Wikiclub 12 251109 -3280 144 31 0 0 0 0 0
Stepanakert Wikiclub 15 345855 -472 139 32 0 0 0 0 0
Karvachar Wikiclub 6 154703 -110 62 15 0 0 0 0 0
Archis Wikiclub 2 65181 -186 20 7 0 0 0 0 0
Gandzakar Wikiclub 5 74691 -1159 35 8 0 0 0 0 0
Kirants Wikiclub 5 (7) 58985 -2426 96 7 199549 -11 91 69 91
TOTAL 110 (21) 3121469 -109167 2291 341 511428 -4678 238 167 206