Very warmly seconded!!  SJ

On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 9:53 PM effe iets anders <effeietsand...@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hey Farhad,
>
> really impressive how you managed to leverage this opportunity. Thank you
> for putting in all this effort, it's heart warming to see you and your
> colleagues so busy.
>
> Lodewijk
>
> On Sun, Jul 21, 2019 at 1:16 PM Фархад Фаткуллин / Farhad Fatkullin <
> f...@yandex.com> wrote:
>
> > Dear colleagues,
> >
> > Over the course of last 3 months we have:
> > * Completed prequalifying & judging Tatar 4.0 contest in partnership with
> > World Tatar Youth Forum (Youth wing of World Congress of Tatars ethnic
> NGO)
> > with over 100 participants & 60 school teams writing their first articles
> > in ttWP.[1]
> > * Publicly launched cooperation with Tatar internet development Fund
> (NGO)
> > during 7th Tatar Literary Marathon closing ceremony.[2]
> > * Presented lead regional library with Qur'ans in Spanish, French &
> > Romanian on behalf of WUG TAT, Wikimedia RUSSIA & Wikimedia movement (on
> > last Friday of Ramadan).[3]
> > * Had over 200 people sign-up for Spring 2019 Selet WikiSchool.[4]
> > * First CEE Spring in ttWP with over 5 active participants.[5]
> > * Our long time partner Selet Youth Foundation signed a cooperation
> > agreement with Wikimedia Russia & inviting Russia's and foreign
> Wikimedians
> > to run a Wiki-session during 2019 IT BILER FORUM of theirs.[6] Katherine
> > Maher and Jimmy Wales were replaced by Nichole Saad & Amir Aharoni.[7]
> > * We agreed with Kazan State Institute for Culture to start
> Wiki-education
> > cooperation around promoting regional cultural heritage on WData,
> Commons,
> > Wpedias, etc.[8]
> > * Kazan Federal University's Institute of International Relations
> > initiated an MOU with Wikimedia Russia to do similar things around
> > activities of Regional Economic Geography & Eurasian Studies (as part of
> > mandatory practical internships program for students), also expressing
> > potential interest to host a public multilingual WikiClub on their
> premises
> > downtown Kazan.[9]
> > * Restarted work with Regional Tourism Authority to move their
> > www.visit-tatarstan.com to CC-BY
> > * Recent meeting in Tatarstan Presidential Administration resulted in
> > Regional Department of Education making a request to be provided with a
> > standardized step-by-step guide for elementary and secondary school
> > teachers to use Wiki in all subjects taught in various languages (mainly
> > Tatar, Russian and English, some other foreign languages as well).[10] I
> > was requested to provide first feedback in about a week, so meanwhile
> > decided to inquire about possibility of reactivating Russian Vikidia &
> > opening one in Tatar.[11] (CC-BY-SA Wiki for 8-13 year olds)
> > * Various other leads with Education and Publishing partners.
> >
> > Next update will be around Wikimania, so I might change the topic as we
> > will pass the baton to the 2019 Wikimedian of the Year then :)
> > regards,
> > farhad
> >
> >
> > [1] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:TATAR_4.0_contest
> > [2]
> > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:7th_Tatar_Literary_Marathon
> > [3]
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:2019_Library_in_the_Park_in_Kazan
> > [4] Spring 2019 Selet WikiSchool Wiki-page - https://w.wiki/3ZS  (in
> > Tatar, links to 4 Wiki-trips, 5 Master-classes & 3 practical editing
> > sessions over YouTube, some registrations)
> > [5] CEE Spring 2019 in ttWP - https://w.wiki/6AN (in Tatar)
> > [6]
> >
> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Wiki-program_of_IT_BILER_FORUM
> > [7]
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-ru/2019-July/005119.html
> > (in English)
> > [8] Roadmap for raising awareness on regional Cultural Heritage -
> > https://w.wiki/6AC (in Russian) -  to be followed in partnership with
> > Kazan State Instute of Culture
> > [9] On cooperation with Kazan Federal University Institute of
> > International Relations Chair of Regional Economy and Eurasian Studies
> (in
> > Russian)
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-ru/2019-July/005118.html
> > [10] July & preceding progress report on Wiki-Tatarstan (in Russian)
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-ru/2019-July/005124.html
> > [11] Inquiring on reactivating Russian & starting Tatar Vikidia
> > https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-ru/2019-July/005129.html
> > (in English)
> >
> > --
> > Farhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/ Тел.+79274158066 /
> > skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan / Wikidata:Q34036417
> >
> >
> > 22.04.2019, 19:22, "Фархад Фаткуллин / Farhad Fatkullin" <
> f...@yandex.com
> > >:
> > > Regional department of education (elementary & secondary education) &
> > Kazan Federal University today received instructions signed by the
> > President of Tatarstan on integrating Wikimedia Education Program
> > opportunities into the curricula of educational establishments of the
> > Republic. I was asked for some guidance on the topic before tonight, so
> > prepared what I could in Russian
> >
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-ru/2019-April/005086.html
> > > We are in the country with a centralized education system culture, so
> > project owner will be the ministry, with Wikimedians serving as
> > stakeholders, consultants & guides.
> > >
> > > On March 1st we fielded 2 speakers for EDU RUSSIA 2019 conference
> > >
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CEE/Newsletter/February_2019/Contents/Russia_report#Wikimedia_movement,_Wikimedia_RU_&_WUG_TAT_activities_presented_at_%C2%ABEDU_RUSSIA_2019%C2%BB_Forum
> > >
> > > On April 11-12 our Bashkir colleagues (WUG BAK) were invited to speak @
> > their regional teachers' conference (photoes & report in Russian -
> > https://ru.wikinews.org/wiki/?curid=221169 ) & their regional deputy
> > minister recalled our speakers in Kazan
> > >
> > > Right now our judges are checking some 200 pre-qualified ttWP articles
> > created by 67 previously untrained school teams in the framework of Tatar
> > 4.0 contest. Prizes provided by local partner, introduction to the
> contest
> > video, Messenger support, participant & article tagging,
> prequalification &
> > assessing on volunteering time. 10 best teams to be publicly awarded at
> > Ğabdulla Tuqay memorial event downtown Kazan on April 26.
> > > Contest in Tatar - https://tt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Проект:Татар_4.0
> > > Lessons learnt in Russian -
> >
> https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Умный_регион/Многоязычие/Татарский/Татар_4.0
> > >
> > > This all follows our February presentation
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CEE/Newsletter/February_2019/Contents/Russia_report#Tatarstan_pilot_of_%C2%ABSmart_Region%C2%BB_initiative_presented_to_the_Russian_Federation_Deputy_Prime-Minister
> > >
> > > regards,
> > > farhad
> > >
> > > --
> > > Farhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/ Тел.+79274158066
> /
> > skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan / Wikidata:Q34036417
> > >
> > > 08.02.2019, 22:23, "Фархад Фаткуллин / Farkhad Fatkullin" <
> > f...@yandex.com>:
> > >>  Some news:
> > >>
> > >>  I managed to get vocal approval of the proposal to transfer
> > Wiki-competencies to Tatarstan public by Federal Deputy Prime-Minister
> > Maxim Akimov and had Regional President Rustam Minnikhanov express his
> > invitation to the subject-minister (Vice Prime-Minister of Tatarstan -
> > InfoComm minister Roman Shaykhutdinov) to prepare necessary proposals for
> > organizing the process in a successful scalable way. I will have to do
> more
> > thinking and writing now so as to try have this implemented first in my
> > Republic, then across Russia.
> > >>
> > >>  I was given less than a minute during pre-Conference tour of the
> > project stands prepared by corporations and state enterprises (without
> > slides or any visual support), so I had to skim to the very facts and the
> > value proposition that would get their attention.
> > >>
> > >>  On a more tangible side,
> > https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Selet_WikiSchool that I started back in
> > 2016, will get support from the regional budget & thus expand. Currently
> > this is on the shoulders of a team consisting of high-school senior, a
> > University freshman and a sophomore/junior from one rural school.
> > >>
> > >>  regards,
> > >>  farhad
> > >>
> > >>  --
> > >>  Farkhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/
> Тел.+79274158066 /
> > skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan
> > >>
> > >>  17.01.2019, 18:35, "Фархад Фаткуллин / Farkhad Fatkullin" <
> > f...@yandex.com>:
> > >>>   Dear colleagues,
> > >>>
> > >>>   You can track my preparation in English @
> > https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Умный_регион/05.02.2019/en (date move to
> > accommodate VIP participants' schedules).
> > >>>
> > >>>   I had to skim my original 18 minute text to under 7.
> > >>>
> > >>>   I intend to touch on most of what had to go via the Slides which
> > will accompany my talk.
> > >>>
> > >>>   Tatar components will be prepared last, as Russian and English are
> > best tools for getting feedback from across the Wiki-world.
> > >>>
> > >>>   regards,
> > >>>   farhad
> > >>>
> > >>>   --
> > >>>   Farkhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/
> Тел.+79274158066 /
> > skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan
> > >>>
> > >>>   14.01.2019, 19:10, "Фархад Фаткуллин / Farkhad Fatkullin" <
> > f...@yandex.com>:
> > >>>>    Dear colleagues,
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    This is a heads-up on the fact that on Jan.29 I will be speaking
> > in Tatar (with simultaneous interpretation of my words into Russian) at
> the
> > Republic of Tatarstan Ministry for ICT closing conference for 2018 in
> front
> > of the President of the Republic, Russia's Federal minister for ICT,
> > members of Tatarstan government, industry & the press, possibly some
> > participants from nearby regional ministries.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    I will have some 7-10 min to present on
> > https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Smart_region , rough English translation
> > for the base page completed today.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    It will be a basic intro level talk accompanied by slides about
> > some  things that can be appropriately mentioned without overburdening
> the
> > public hearing about Wiki-community activities for the first time in
> their
> > lives. I will email you draft text around the end of the week (once I am
> > comfortable with it), with some ideas on the slides I will play along my
> > speech and a list of recommended follow-on measures.
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    Expected outcome: Presidential instruction to the Tatarstan
> > government to for a cross-departmental working group to study what ICT
> > ministry led Wikimedia working group (since August 2018) has came up
> with &
> > look into possible way of integrating this into Tatarstan social life (I
> > was offered to formulate it myself today).
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    Other related Wikimedia Russia news:
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    * On or around Feb.8, we are to have first follow-on introduction
> > of Wikipedia Education Program to wider professors & students' body of
> > Kazan Federal University Institute for International Relations, with
> > director of which we had a productive meeting on Dec.21, following the
> > events described in
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CEE/Newsletter/December_2018/Contents/Russia_report
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    * On Feb.28-March 1 we are invited to field speakers for
> > http://eduforumkazan.ru/ (attended by Russia's Federal Minister for
> > Education and her team)
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    regards,
> > >>>>    farhad
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    --
> > >>>>    Farkhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/
> Тел.+79274158066 /
> > skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan
> > >>>>
> > >>>>    05.11.2018, 17:22, "Фархад Фаткуллин / Farkhad Fatkullin" <
> > f...@yandex.com>:
> > >>>>>     Dear colleagues,
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     Below is my October activities report & description of upcoming
> > events
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     1) On Oct.13-14 at
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_CEE_Meeting_2018 we presented
> > some of the things we are doing in Russia (FYI: without any WMF grants).
> > See details at
> >
> https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CEE/Newsletter/October_2018/Contents/Russia_report
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     2) On Oct.20 I had a two hour long meeting with the Deputy head
> > of Tatarstan Presidential Adiministration responsible for internal policy
> >
> http://president.tatarstan.ru/eng/apparat/structure?person_id=19792&department_id=49064
> > who officially invited me to engage Wikimedia Russia and other Wikimedia
> > movement volunteers to develop "Smart wiki-region" roadmap for regional
> > authorities throughout the Russian Federation to start learning about the
> > Wikimedia movement and understanding how partnering therewith could be of
> > mutual interests. This was a follow up of the Oct.1 meeting with Mintimer
> > Shaimiev
> >
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-l/2018-October/091151.html
> ,
> > but mainly around my last year's musings I finally finished translating
> > into English today @
> > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Frhdkazan/Wiki4RegionalDevt
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     3) On Oct.23 We have started growing the project on WMRU-wiki
> at
> > https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Умный_регион (currently in Russian only),
> > using also eponymous thread at [wikimedia-ru] mailing list (last message
> >
> https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikimedia-ru/2018-November/004914.html
> > ).
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     4) In mid-November we are expecting to have a presentation of
> > the project and our domestic experience
> > https://ru.wikimedia.org/wiki/Selet_WikiSchool at the large meeting
> > called on by the ex-President of Tatarstan, State Councillor to the
> > Republic, UNESCO Special envoy for Intercultural Dialogue Mintimer
> Shaimiev
> > http://shaimiev.tatarstan.ru/eng - with invitation of
> > >>>>>     * First Deputy Head of the Tatarstan Presidential
> Administration
> > (
> >
> http://president.tatarstan.ru/eng/apparat/structure?person_id=32&department_id=84096
> > ),
> > >>>>>     * a large body of regional ministers
> > >>>>>     ** Tatar community affairs
> > http://prav.tatarstan.ru/eng/pravit/3.htm
> > >>>>>     ** Education and science
> > http://mon.tatarstan.ru/eng/rukov/minister.htm
> > >>>>>     ** ICT http://mic.tatarstan.ru/eng/minister.htm
> > >>>>>     ** Culture http://mincult.tatarstan.ru/eng/rukov/minister.htm
> > >>>>>     ** Youth affairs
> > http://prav.tatarstan.ru/rus/pravit/ministr-min-molodezhi
> > >>>>>     * head of regional media holding
> > http://tatmedia.tatarstan.ru/eng/director.htm
> > >>>>>     * head of the Institute of Tatar encyclopedia
> > http://antat.ru/ru/ite/staff/5679/
> > >>>>>     * head of the House of Friendship of Nations of Tatarstan
> > http://addnt.ru/house/management/director/
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     5) Tomorrow morning I will be meeting with the Vice-Primier -
> > Minister for the ICT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_Shaykhutdinov
> > for preliminary discussions, then my high-school senior Timerkhan
> > https://tt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Кулланучы:Тимерхан will assist him the
> next
> > day at the preparatory meeting with
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mintimer_Shaimiev.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     6) I didn't yet have time to think in detail about the
> potential
> > schedule or invited participants of the first public Wiki-seminar in
> > Tatarstan, meant to expose locals to the Wikimedia movement and its best
> > practices even if only via the video-conference (which I mentioned in the
> > previous update), because I am doing this in between of my rather
> demanding
> > work and some limited family life. The topic will most likely surface
> among
> > other things tomorrow.
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     regards,
> > >>>>>     farhad
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     --
> > >>>>>     Farkhad Fatkullin - Фархад Фаткуллин http://sikzn.ru/
> Тел.+79274158066 /
> > skype:frhdkazan / Wikipedia:frhdkazan
> > >>>>>
> > >>>>>     04.10.2018, 08:32, "Pine W" <wiki.p...@gmail.com>:
> > >>>>>>      Hi Farhad,
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>      I'm very impressed with your successes so far.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>      My main concern is how much of this you seem to be doing by
> > yourself. I
> > >>>>>>      hope that you have a group of people who are collaborating
> > with you so that
> > >>>>>>      you don't feel responsible for doing everything personally,
> > and that you
> > >>>>>>      aren't putting yourself into personal financial difficulty
> due
> > to the
> > >>>>>>      amount of time that you're spending on Wikimedia activities.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>      Regarding which people would be good to invite to a
> > conference, I think
> > >>>>>>      that GLAM and educational organizations would be natural
> > partners so I
> > >>>>>>      suggest starting with them.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>      WMF might be willing to provide you with some advice and/or
> > funding for
> > >>>>>>      GLAM or education related work if you request it, although
> the
> > wait times
> > >>>>>>      for WMF "Rapid Grants" funding seem to have become lengthy,
> so
> > I suggest
> > >>>>>>      that if you want funding from that program that you should
> > request it at
> > >>>>>>      least two full months in advance and not rely on receiving it
> > in time for
> > >>>>>>      any particular deadline.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>      I'm glad to hear that you're participating in Wikimedia CEE
> > and I hope that
> > >>>>>>      the affiliates in that group can provide you with good
> advice.
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>      Best wishes,
> > >>>>>>
> > >>>>>>      Pine
> > >>>>>>      ( https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Pine )
> > >>>>>>      _______________________________________________
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