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Women's Day Edit-a-thon at Jeewan Jyoti Women's Empowerment Centre, Pune

Posted by Subodh Kulkarni at Mar 10, 2017 02:00 PM |
Sterlite Tech Foundation and Jnana Prabodhini joined hands with the Centre for Internet & Society's Access to Knowledge team to hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Jeewan Jyoti Women's Empowerment Centre, Ambawane in Pune on March 10, 2017. Subodh Kulkarni was one of the trainers. The edit-a-thon was attended by 28 students.

Pune Editathon

Background

Sterlite Tech Foundation and Jnana Prabodhini are the organisations working for Women's Empowerment in Velhe Block of Pune District Maharashtra. Jeewan Jyoti - Sterlite’s flagship initiative aims to address these issues by empowering the under privileged sections of society, especially rural women with equal learning opportunities and with professional training courses in their formative years; thereby providing them with sustainable income opportunities.

On the occasion of World Women's Day, Women's Wikipedia edit-a-thon week is arranged across the world. The organisers collaborated with The Centre for Internet & Society-Access to Knowledge Program to conduct this workshop for rural women.

Project Goal

The goal of this Wikipedia Workshop is to build resources in the field of rural development & women empowerment on Marathi Wikipedia and equip its participants with the process of contributing to Wikipedia, and to introduce it as a concept to them. Another focus of the workshop will be on village articles.

Primary Goals

  • To introduce Wikipedia as an encyclopedia for research and a concept to new editors.
  • To Promote Marathi Wikipedia Community & promote the use of regional languages in Wikipedia.
  • To have an open interaction within the editors, existing as well as new.
  • To spread the awareness of Wikipedia as a powerful tool.
  • To develop articles on gender & environment related issues

More info on Wikimedia Blog

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