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Dhaval S. Vyas
Hi All,
 
I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them. These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel. Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy contributions last year by WMIN.
 
They participated in the science fair without any external help, and without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also, they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
 
Regards,
Dhaval
 

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Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch

Vishnu t
Dear Dhaval,

Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel. Mainly because the way in which you have dovetailed the Gujarati Wiki outreach event at the primary education level. I feel this is a useful and more organic model of doing Education programmes. I think there is a larger shared interest among the Gujarati Wikipedian friends about Wiki-Education programme, as I heard Sushant Salva also extensively talking about this.

Dhaval, would you and other Gujarati Wikipedian friends want to consider developing a model of doing Wiki-Education programme. By this I mean going deeper and critically reflecting, documenting on the challenges and learnings, etc. If yes, we can bring in some critical inputs by experts in the Elementary education sector and facilitate the process. And also in making all your efforts result in larger and sustained results. Please do discuss with friends and get back either on or off the list - Warmly, Vishnu

If I may, it is important that there is more cross reporting of the work being done by various Wikipedians across Indian languages. There is not much news about the passionate work being done by many of our friends. While we will work in bringing back Wiki Patrika, I feel it is very useful to have posts on this list which can act as a source of cross-pollination of ideas, collaborations and projects. Any ideas and suggestions on this would be Welcome.

Best,
Vishnu



On 11 February 2013 04:28, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,
 
I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them. These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel. Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy contributions last year by WMIN.
 
They participated in the science fair without any external help, and without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also, they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
 
Regards,
Dhaval
 

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Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch

Dhaval S. Vyas

Thank you very much for your kind reply Vishnu,

Yes, outreach programs at schools has always been on our agenda. I know Shushant has passion for it. We are celebrating Gujarati Wikisource's first anniversary very soon (official announcement will be sent out), which has been planned at an  educational institute.

We, as a community, have discussed this path a few times in our monthly web meetings that I hold every first Sunday of month. We'll discuss it within community once again and get back to you off the list, keeping interested parties in loop.

Thanks once again for your kind words and appreciation for Satishchamdra and his team.

Best Regards,
Dhaval

On 11 Feb 2013 03:49, "Vishnu t" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear Dhaval,

Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel. Mainly because the way in which you have dovetailed the Gujarati Wiki outreach event at the primary education level. I feel this is a useful and more organic model of doing Education programmes. I think there is a larger shared interest among the Gujarati Wikipedian friends about Wiki-Education programme, as I heard Sushant Salva also extensively talking about this.

Dhaval, would you and other Gujarati Wikipedian friends want to consider developing a model of doing Wiki-Education programme. By this I mean going deeper and critically reflecting, documenting on the challenges and learnings, etc. If yes, we can bring in some critical inputs by experts in the Elementary education sector and facilitate the process. And also in making all your efforts result in larger and sustained results. Please do discuss with friends and get back either on or off the list - Warmly, Vishnu

If I may, it is important that there is more cross reporting of the work being done by various Wikipedians across Indian languages. There is not much news about the passionate work being done by many of our friends. While we will work in bringing back Wiki Patrika, I feel it is very useful to have posts on this list which can act as a source of cross-pollination of ideas, collaborations and projects. Any ideas and suggestions on this would be Welcome.

Best,
Vishnu



On 11 February 2013 04:28, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,
 
I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them. These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel. Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy contributions last year by WMIN.
 
They participated in the science fair without any external help, and without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also, they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
 
Regards,
Dhaval
 

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Re: Gujarati wikimedians at Science fair, Bharuch

Harsh Kothari
Hi Vishnu

We have done outreach sessions at Ahmedabad, Rajkot etc. Also done one essay writing competition for student and in that there were 300 participation. and the most important thing is that the growth rate of Gujarati WIkipedia is 150% that is due to dedicated efforts of whole community.

As Dhavalbhai said we, as a community, have discussed this path a few times in our monthly web meetings so now we are growing with the sincere dedication of all community members.

Thanks
Harsh


On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:

Thank you very much for your kind reply Vishnu,

Yes, outreach programs at schools has always been on our agenda. I know Shushant has passion for it. We are celebrating Gujarati Wikisource's first anniversary very soon (official announcement will be sent out), which has been planned at an  educational institute.

We, as a community, have discussed this path a few times in our monthly web meetings that I hold every first Sunday of month. We'll discuss it within community once again and get back to you off the list, keeping interested parties in loop.

Thanks once again for your kind words and appreciation for Satishchamdra and his team.

Best Regards,
Dhaval

On 11 Feb 2013 03:49, "Vishnu t" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Dear Dhaval,

Thank you for sharing this. Excellent work Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel. Mainly because the way in which you have dovetailed the Gujarati Wiki outreach event at the primary education level. I feel this is a useful and more organic model of doing Education programmes. I think there is a larger shared interest among the Gujarati Wikipedian friends about Wiki-Education programme, as I heard Sushant Salva also extensively talking about this.

Dhaval, would you and other Gujarati Wikipedian friends want to consider developing a model of doing Wiki-Education programme. By this I mean going deeper and critically reflecting, documenting on the challenges and learnings, etc. If yes, we can bring in some critical inputs by experts in the Elementary education sector and facilitate the process. And also in making all your efforts result in larger and sustained results. Please do discuss with friends and get back either on or off the list - Warmly, Vishnu

If I may, it is important that there is more cross reporting of the work being done by various Wikipedians across Indian languages. There is not much news about the passionate work being done by many of our friends. While we will work in bringing back Wiki Patrika, I feel it is very useful to have posts on this list which can act as a source of cross-pollination of ideas, collaborations and projects. Any ideas and suggestions on this would be Welcome.

Best,
Vishnu



On 11 February 2013 04:28, Dhaval S. Vyas <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hi All,
 
I would like to share a news with you. Recently Narmadanagar Community Science Centre, Bharuch, Gujarat organised a science fair for the schools of Bharuch District. Three of our active Gujarati Wiki community members participated in the science fair and demonstrate to the teachers and school children how Gujarati Wikipedia and Wikisource could be utilised by them. These three users are Satishchandra, Devendrasinh Gohil and Jayam Patel. Satishchandra is one of the wikimedians recognised for his noteworthy contributions last year by WMIN.
 
They participated in the science fair without any external help, and without any publicity. They talked to shool teachers and students about what is Wikipedia and wikisource, how can they contribute, how to type in Gujarati, how wikipedia and wikisource could be useful to them, etc. Also, they brifed them lightly about the principles of wikis and showed them few pages as well to provide hands-on experience.
 
Regards,
Dhaval
 

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Vishnu t
Thanks Dhaval and Harsh.


We have done outreach sessions at Ahmedabad, Rajkot etc. Also done one essay writing competition for student and in that there were 300 participation. and the most important thing is that the growth rate of Gujarati WIkipedia is 150% that is due to dedicated efforts of whole community.

This is good Harsh, we should ensure that the momentum continues and do not hesitate to demand support from the A2K team. Thank you very much for your kind reply Vishnu,

Yes, outreach programs at schools has always been on our agenda. I know Shushant has passion for it. We are celebrating Gujarati Wikisource's first anniversary very soon (official announcement will be sent out), which has been planned at an  educational institute.

Yay! We should make the Wikisource Anniversary celebration big. Kudos to Sushant!! We could plan this off the list.

We, as a community, have discussed this path a few times in our monthly web meetings that I hold every first Sunday of month. We'll discuss it within community once again and get back to you off the list, keeping interested parties in loop.

Great. Look forward, Dhaval.

Warmly,
Vishnu

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Srikanth Ramakrishnan-3
Dhaval, this is indeed excellent news.
Keep up the excellent work!


On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 4:34 PM, Vishnu t <[hidden email]> wrote:
Thanks Dhaval and Harsh.


We have done outreach sessions at Ahmedabad, Rajkot etc. Also done one essay writing competition for student and in that there were 300 participation. and the most important thing is that the growth rate of Gujarati WIkipedia is 150% that is due to dedicated efforts of whole community.

This is good Harsh, we should ensure that the momentum continues and do not hesitate to demand support from the A2K team. Thank you very much for your kind reply Vishnu,

Yes, outreach programs at schools has always been on our agenda. I know Shushant has passion for it. We are celebrating Gujarati Wikisource's first anniversary very soon (official announcement will be sent out), which has been planned at an  educational institute.

Yay! We should make the Wikisource Anniversary celebration big. Kudos to Sushant!! We could plan this off the list.

We, as a community, have discussed this path a few times in our monthly web meetings that I hold every first Sunday of month. We'll discuss it within community once again and get back to you off the list, keeping interested parties in loop.

Great. Look forward, Dhaval.

Warmly,
Vishnu

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