Education/News/May 2018/Selet WikiSchool
Summary: This is a report about Spring 2018 Article writing contest for junior editors which ran on Tatar Wikipedia within Selet WikiSchool project. The initiative is a collaboration of Selet youth educational movement (Republic of Tatarstan NGO), Tatar Wikimedians & Wikimedia Russia, as Selet leadership is exploring how to incorporate these exciting possibilities into its Open Air Summer camps, as well as year around activities in Tatar and English at its Kazan headquarters & Selet clubs throughout Tatarstan & elsewhere. Description below is original text prepared by its first participant & current program director — a 17 y.o. high-school student from Zelenodolsk.
Project is realized by Selet youth organization. Our important partner is Wikimedia RU. We teach young people (14-20 y.o.) to research and use opportunities of Wiki projects. Also thanks to the project they are becoming one of those, who capable of taking the future of their region, country and whole humanity into own hands and thus being more instrumental in helping to preserve Tatar language, culture & more vulnerable ones around.
Project's history started at October 2016. From that time 13 articles have appeared in Tatar Wikipedia, 16 young active users from 15 districts of the Republic of Tatarstan have joined to Tatar Wikipedia team.
Project has an educational programm. It consist of 5 one-hour-long Tatar-language Wikimedia Education Program webinars from Selet House (possible to attend offline). 5 speakers took part in organizing of master-сlasses. They are skilled Wikimedia projects users. Participants will learn about functioning of Wikimedia projects and rules of engagement. It finished at 20th May.
- On 5 May educational master-classes of spring session of Selet WikiSchool finished (for Tatar-language youth, 14-18 y.o.) wmru:Selet_WikiSchool/Program
- On 20 May the Junior marathon ("The best article" competition) for participants of the project finished. All participants will get certificates from WikiSchool and winners'll get little souvenirs.
- On 26 May results of the marathon became known.
All authors of participated articles will get from Selet organization and WMRU a wall 2019 calendars with Saint-Petersburg views (where WMRU decade took place), T-shirts of WMRU, and the winner will get tickets to the Russian Wiki-Conference 2018.
Director of Selet WikiSchool Timerkhan will present experience of the project at "Selet" International educational forums at summer 2018.