Education/Newsletter/June 2016/Students in Sweden edit Somali Wikipedia
Students in Sweden edit Somali Wikipedia
By Sara Mörtsell (Wikimedia Sweden)
Snippet: Students in Sweden make an impact on Somali Wikipedia
Somali speaking students, age 13-15, at one of the local schools in Stockholm, Sweden have contributed to Somali Wikipedia, writing three new articles in preparation for this year's announcement of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. The project took place during April 2016 with some preparations done earlier in the year. The project was initiated by the school librarian and carried out by a team of dedicated educators teaching the students Swedish, Somali, and media literacy. The result was three new articles added to Somali Wikipedia, which currently consists of just under 4,000 articles. The new articles were jointly produced by the group of 20 students. These articles were (1) the world famous Swedish children's book author Astrid Lindgren, (2) her memorial award, and (3) the article about the 2015 award winners PRAESA, a South African literacy project whose representatives had visited this particular school in Stockholm last year.