I want to inform you about a new project “Train-a-Wikipedian” (TAW),
powered by CIS-A2K.


You may know of the English Wikipedia program Adopt-a-user
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Adopt-a-user>. We wanted to start
something similar for the Indian Wikimedia communities.

In February and June this year, CIS-A2K conducted Train the Trainer
<http://CIS-A2K/Events/Train the Trainer Program> (TTT) and MediaWiki Train
the Trainer
(MWTTT). After conducting these two events, and communicating with the
participants we found the necessity to start a training program that we’ll
be running on regular basis, and from there we conceived this
“Train-a-Wikipedian” program.

Initially, we’ll concentrating on these 5 Indian languages Wikis: 1)
Kannada, 2) Konkani, 3) Marathi, 4) Odia, 5) Telugu. But, we may expand
soon, if our program is a success.

In our TAW main page
<https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Train-a-Wikipedian>, we have
listed a number of topics those we’ll discussing during our training. We
hope to conduct hangout or webinar sessions.

Please provide your feedback and suggestion. :-)



English Wikipedia administrator
CIS-A2K Program Associate (consultant)
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