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Title: Inspiring Rural Girls to promote versions wiki movement through Wikipedia


Pooja Jadhav

I’m Pooja Jadhav, from India. I Completed my Bachelor’s in Comp Sci. in 2016. I joined Vigyan Ashram in 2017. I am the editor of Marathi Wikipedia. My contribution to Marathi Wikipedia, Marathi Wikisource, and Wikimedia Commons. I also did Fab Academy Diploma from MIT USA That is my work done link - http://fabacademy.org/2019/labs/vigyanashram/students/pooja-jadhav/

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Type: Lightning talk

Track: Community Initiatives

Submission state: submitted

Duration: 30 minutes

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Presentation language: en

Abstract & description[edit source]

Abstract[edit source]

A rural NGO Vigyan Ashram encourages its girl's students to start contributing to Marathi wikipedia. It was Started as an activity in Computer Education. But soon CIS-A2K provided mentoring to these girls. Girls were trained in writing wiki pages in local languages. They were also trained to scan copyright-free books, carry out OCR and make them available on wikimedia commons. Girls are also trained for contributing on Wiki Projects.

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In the last 3-4 years 100+ girls contributed,600+ articles,12000+ edits, 400+ scanned books and uploaded on Wikimedia Commons. We also have 200+ scan copies of books on the Internet Archive. This wikipedia activity with rural girls helped as empowerment of these girls.

Further details[edit source]

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

In 2017-2018, we Trained girls students along with me. They had started creating content on Marathi Wikipedia. They have written more than 800 new articles on the Marathi wiki. Topics include information about plants and birds, wiki pages for villages etc. Senior Scientist Dr. Madhav Gadgil donated funds for giving monetary incentives to girls working on Marathi Wikipedia my own edits at that time were more than 2000. Workshop links: 1. विकिपीडिया:मराठी विकिपीडिया संपादन कार्यशाळा - विज्ञान आश्रम,पाबळ - https://mr.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%BE:%E0%A4%AE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A0%E0%A5%80_%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AA%E0%A5%80%E0%A4%A1%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%BE_%E0%A4%B8%E0%A4%82%E0%A4%AA%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A6%E0%A4%A8_%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B0%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%AF%E0%A4%B6%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%B3%E0%A4%BE_-_%E0%A4%B5%E0%A4%BF%E0%A4%9C%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%9E%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%A8_%E0%A4%86%E0%A4%B6%E0%A5%8D%E0%A4%B0%E0%A4%AE,%E0%A4%AA%E0%A4%BE%E0%A4%AC%E0%A4%B3

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

Everyone can participate in this session

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

  • Tick Onsite in Singapore
  • Empty 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