Hi! We on the Education Team noticed that our list of countries and programs needs updating. Will you help us by updating the information available on your country page? If you need some ideas about what to include, let us know. Some great information to add or update includes: institutions, numbers (courses, students, educators), key contacts and any links to other documentation on wiki (in any language -- English summaries are helpful but not required).
If you have any ongoing programs we would love to hear more about them! You can always get in touch with your regional focal point on wiki or by email. Here is our contact information:
Tighe Flanagan (Africa and the Middle East) tflanagan wikimedia.org
Vahid Masrour (South America and Europe) vmasrour wikimedia.org
Nichole Saad (Asia and the Pacific) nsaad wikimedia.org
Today I met Dr. Bakytgul Salykhova at EduWiki 2014 in Edinburgh and she told me about the outreach work she is doing training teachers to edit Kazakh Wikipedia in Kazakhstan. In addition to training teacher, they also have wiki clubs in some schools that were specially chosen because they are highly academic, have internet connection and computers, and were interested in having a wiki club on their campus. Dr. Salykhova goes to those schools and presents to students in assemblies and then teaches the interested students how to edit Wikipedia, and now teachers in the schools work with the students, too. They translate articles from English and Russian into Kazakh. Many Kazakh students attended Wikimania 2013 in Hong Kong and felt so inspired. (See blog post here.) They realized that they only have 200,000 articles in Kazakh Wikipedia, and they wanted to do something about that. But it's not always easy because they are only 14 or 15 years old and sometimes the quality of their content is lacking. And so Dr. Salykhova would like to learn more about how to use Wikipedia as a teaching tool in high school classrooms and is interested in hosting an EduWiki conference for teachers in Almaty or Astana. She and I will be following up after the conference. :) Anna Koval (WMF) (talk) 16:44, 31 October 2014 (UTC)