Telugu Wikipedia Education Program at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada
In collaboration with Andhra Loyola College (ALC), Vijayawada, Access to Knowledge programme (CIS-A2K) of the Centre for Internet and Society is opening up a Wikipedia Digital Centre in the college so that students and local Wikimedians could grow Wikipedia and other Wikimedia content in Telugu and other Indian languages. To begin with this, a two-day long Wikipedia Education Program is also being initiated which will continue to grow further by expanding local content on Wikipedia.
As part of this two-day programme 40 undergraduate students (10 each from Botany, Statistics, Physics and Telugu) will be taking part and will be creating articles in their respective subjects in four languages; Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil.
On the 13th a Wikipedia Digital Centre will be opened at ALC. G Umamaheswara Rao of Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS) lab, University of Hyderabad will be joining as the chief guest. This lab will have 10 computers and will be jointly managed by the CIS and ALC where the student-Wikipedians and the local Wikimedia community could conduct regular Wikipedia outreach programmes. Joining in this event are principal of the institution Fr. Kishore, Professsor Sivakumari from Department of Botany, Professor Sahayabaskaran, Department of Physics, and Professor Kola Sekhar, Department of Telugu. On behalf of CIS-A2K, Rahmanuddin Shaik and Pavan Santosh will be participating and facilitating the Wikipedia Education Program and the inauguration of the lab.