Grants:IdeaLab/A Wikipedia Language renaissance

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A Wikipedia Language renaissance
People might not know about Wikipedia because it is not available in their language and they may not understand it. For example, they search for a topic and that topic in google shows an english wikipedia result, but because they don't understand it, they don't click, and they will not be aware of what wikipedia is about. We should target these people, the ones who cannot understand English.
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created on10:26, 17 January 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?Edit

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Students and other people who cannot understand English

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?Edit

It depends on the country they are in

In what ways does this group communicate with each other?Edit

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Facebook, Twitter, and other social platforms

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?Edit

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
They would use it for research as well as to learn.

Project ideaEdit

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?Edit

Lesser known languages like Taushiro and Lemerig or languages that do not have their own wikipedias

How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?Edit

Through social media

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?Edit

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
We should research more and we should make sure that people actually understand these articles. We should engage and inspire new readers to read, learn, and help.

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?Edit

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?Edit

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
I don't think I could implement this idea, however there are people like the admins who can implement this idea. We do need people who understand these lesser-known languages and can translate english to that lesser-known language.

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