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Women's Day Workshop at Jeevan Jyoti Women Empowerment Centre, Dist.Pune

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Sterlite Tech Foundation and Jnana Prabodhini are the organisations working for Women's Empowerment in Velhe Block of Pune District Maharashtra. Jeewan Jyoti - Sterlite’s flagship initiative aims to address these issues by empowering the under privileged sections of society, especially rural women with equal learning opportunities and with professional training courses in their formative years; thereby providing them with sustainable income opportunities.
On the occasion of World Women's Day, Women's Wikipedia edit-a-thon week is arranged across the world. The organisers collaborated with The Centre for Internet & Society-Access to Knowledge Program to conduct this workshop for rural women.

Project Goal


The goal of this Wikipedia Workshop is to build resources in the field of rural development & women empowerment on Marathi Wikipedia and equip its participants with the process of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them. Another focus of the workshop will be on village articles.



This was the third iteration with the Wikipedians at Jeevan Jyoti Centre. The thematic approach is now adopted to create articles on the villages in Gunjawani river valley,culture and life of women in these villages. The team of trainers is developed to train new members.As a result, 145 articles are created on this theme and 140 images are uploaded on Commons. Outreach dashboard is created to track the progress.



Expert Trainers

  • Subodh Kulkarni, CIS-A2K



Date : 13th March 2018
Time : 12pm to 5PM
Place : Ambawane,Taluka Velhe, Dist.Pune,Maharashtra,India
Venue : Jeewan Jyoti Vocational Training Centre
Participants : 80