Thanks for the news, Ido. I have heard many good comments about the
Wikipedia Education Program in Israel, and it's nice to see that the
program is expanding. It's also good to see the program build bridges
across languages.


On Sat, Aug 6, 2016 at 11:34 PM, ido ivri <> wrote:

> Hi all,
> We are pleased to announce that Wikimedia Israel received a grant from an
> Israeli Charitable Foundation to replicate its successful program of
> working with gifted students on the Hebrew Wikipedia, and expand it to
> gifted Arabic speaking students in Israel to edit Arabic Wikipedia.
> We're excited by the opportunity to support work in more languages spoken
> in Israel, as well as expand our reach to new audiences.
> In preparation for this grant, Wikimedia Israel team has performed some
> exploratory work in an Arabic speaking school in Israel for the past year,
> and translated the instructional materials to Arabic. This great work has
> been carried on by Shay Katz and Dror Kamir (respectively), and we want to
> take this opportunity to thank them. Last but not least, we want to thank
> Michal who made it through some pretty stressful deadlines for writing and
> submitting the request.
> On behalf of the WMIL Board,
> Ido Ivri,
> Board Secretary
> Wikimedia Israel
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