Cross-posting to reach pan-India
From: Nitika Tandon [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 05 September 2011 16:40
Subject: Update, Examples & Request: Wikipedia India Education Program
I thought I’ll share an update with you’ll on the Wikipedia India Education Program.
It's running majorly in 2 colleges in Pune (Symbiosis School of Economics and College
of Engineering Pune). We already have over 1000 students enrolled from just these 2
colleges. Most of these students have gone through one or more out of a total of 35
introductory, basic editing and refresher sessions conducted by Campus Ambassadors.
It’s good to see big numbers but I thought I’ll also share with you some articles that the
students have been working on. It’s really inspiring to see their progress! J
User: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Abhilasha369> Abhilasha369 started a new
article: Robinson Crusoe Economy
User: basic.atari <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Basic.atari> is working on
article Human capital <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_capital>
User: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/SaurabhKB> SaurabhKB is
editing <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-organizing_list> Self-organizing list
User: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Aishani_Sharma> Aishani Sharma on Social
Jinchurikidan has been actively editing the article on Animation studio
These is still some way to go on these articles but I think they are fantastic starts!
The 5 users and articles above are just illustrative. You can also track progress of the
entire program here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:INDIAEDU
Please do reach out to the students (not just the one's listed above) and offer help
and encouragement. Please do help them out on their articles as well. While they have
been trained, they're going to need a lot of support because they are almost entirely
newbies. Please do also leave kind words for the Campus Ambassadors. They've been
doing amazing work!