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2023:Program/Governance/SQ9HHG-Youth Struggle, Strength, and Grace: Navigating Challenges in the Wikimedia movement through Collaboration and Support.

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Title: Youth Struggle, Strength, and Grace: Navigating Challenges in the Wikimedia movement through Collaboration and Support.


Euphemia Uwandu

Euphemia Uwandu is a Meta Organizer, Certified Trainer of the Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom, and Member of the Regional Committees for WMF Fund for Middle East and Africa. She leads youth advocacy in the movement with diverse amazing Wikimedians who are carving a part for youth participation and engagement in the Wikimedia movement.

Eben Mlay

Francesc Fort

Mainly editing in Catalan Wikipedia

Romeo Ronald Lomora

A Wikimedian, podcaster and open knowledge advocate and trainer. I am passionate about creating and making knowledge accessible easily to people via very local and relevant ways

Nada Alfarra (User:Nada kareem22)

I am a junior doctor. I have managed to finish my degree requirements while volunteering to enrich the digital content for children with the Dadd Initiative in Germany. In the last 7 months, I have dedicated my efforts as a member of the Leadership Development Working Group (LDWG), which focuses on defining leadership in the Wikimedia context, building a leadership development plan, and implementing that plan. June - July 2022, I have also managed to participate in a pilot renowned project to celebrate Arabic Wikipedia Day by facilitating sessions to teach editing basics to newcomers. Being part of the broader movement is a consequence of my work as a Wikipedia editor. I have conducted and co-organized numerous workshops to bridge the gender gap, document the writings of authors, update guidelines, and add missing images to Wikipedia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nada_Alfarra.jpg [Jan bio ] I am fairly new to the movement and joining the Leadership Development Working Group is my first major contribution outside of editing. I have been organising and facilitating trainings for a couple of German as well as international student organisations, which is how I got in touch with the idea of leadership development. Outside of the movement I am studying Biochemistry and recently launched a blog, definedtaste.com, where I write about my obsession with food science and trivia that Wikipedia is not the right place for.


My name is Agus_Damanik. I am Indonesian Wikimedia based in Medan who is involved in many wikimedia Project. Mainly, i contribute Indonesian Wikiource, Indonesian Wiktionary, Wikispecies and Indonesian Wikipedia. I am also administrator for Indonesian Wikipedia and Indonesian Wikisource

Pretalx link

Etherpad link

Room: Room 325

Start time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 17:30:00 +0800

End time: Thu, 17 Aug 2023 18:00:00 +0800

Type: No (pretalx) session type id specified

Track: Governance

Submission state: confirmed

Duration: 30 minutes

Do not record: false

Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

This session hosted by WikiVibrance, will showcase the collaborative power of youth within the Wikimedia movement. Through discussions on the challenges faced by youth in the movement and the ways in which they overcome these obstacles, participants will gain a deeper understanding of the importance of supporting and empowering young people within the community. This session will feature diverse youth voices and highlight the contributions that youth bring to the movement.

Description[edit source]

WikiVibrance, a youth-focused group within the Wikimedia movement recognizes the importance of youth engagement in fostering collaboration and meaningful change. However, young people face unique challenges within the community, which can make it difficult for them to fully participate and thrive. This session will explore these challenges, while also highlighting the strength and resilience of youth who have navigated them. Participants will hear from diverse youth voices and learn about the role that wikihearts, wikiangels, and wikistars play in supporting young people and fostering collaboration within the movement. The session will be divided into different components, including discussions on strong youth collaborations, lived experiences of youth challenges, kudos, and gratitude moments as well as audience engagement on the subject. Through these discussions, participants will gain insights into the importance of creating a space that allows youth to navigate through the day-to-day challenges of being a wikimedia youth. They will also learn about creative solutions and hear from young people who have found their way out of difficult situations through the support of fellow wikimedians.

Further details[edit source]

Qn. How does your session relate to the event themes: Diversity, Collaboration Future?

This session highlights the diversity of youth within the Wikimedia movement and the unique challenges they face. It demonstrates the power of collaboration in supporting young people and fostering meaningful change within the community. Ultimately, this session presents a vision of a future where youth are seen as essential contributors to the larger Wikimedia movement, and where their perspectives and experiences are valued and celebrated.

Qn. What is the experience level needed for the audience for your session?

Average knowledge about Wikimedia projects or activities

Qn. What is the most appropriate format for this session?

  • Empty Onsite in Singapore
  • Tick Remote online participation, livestreamed
  • Empty Remote from a satellite event
  • Empty Hybrid with some participants in Singapore and others dialing in remotely
  • Empty Pre-recorded and available on demand