Grants:IdeaLab/A Wikipedia Language renaissance
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.
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.
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.
About the idea creatorEdit
Expand your ideaEdit
Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.
No funding needed?Edit
Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschilling wikimedia.org for help!