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Hello,

Centre for Internet and Society’s Access To Knowledge (CIS-A2K) program
would like to share with you the newsletter below for the month of March
2016. We look forward to hear any feedback or input you might have.

== CIS-A2K Work-plan for July 2016 - June 2017 ==

Based on the learning and experience from its work with the Indic-language
Wikimedia communities, CIS-A2K has submitted its Annual Grant Proposal
along with a detailed work plan for the year 2016-2017.

Read the proposal and the work-plans:

⬤ Proposal form:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016_round2/The_Centre_for_Internet_and_Society/Proposal_form

⬤ Main work-plan page:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017

⬤ Kannada Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Kannada

⬤ Konkani Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Konkani

⬤ Marathi Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Marathi

⬤ Odia Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Odia

⬤ Telugu Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Telugu

⬤ Tulu Work-plan:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Work_plan_July_2016_-_June_2017/Tulu


== National-level Wikipedia Education Program review meeting at Christ
University Bengaluru ==

During this 18-19th, a two-day long national-level Wikipedia Education
Program Review meeting was organized at Christ University, Bengaluru.
Around 25 participants consisting of Wikipedia Education Program (WEP)
leaders from institutes like St. Aloysius College Mangalore, Maharashtra
and Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, Krantijyoti
Savitribai Phule Women's Study Centre participated in this event. The event
aimed at collaboratively build an educational project in languages like
Kannada, Marathi, Telugu and Tulu.

WEPs organized by CIS-A2K have managed to enroll about 3000 students so far
to the program where the participating student have contributed in creating
Wikipedia articles in five Indic languages and editing them as part of
their classroom task.

Read the press release here:
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Press_releases/National_Wikipedia_Education_Program_Review_Meeting_At_Christ_University_Bengaluru

== Events ==

In this month we have organized or participated in this event:

⬤ BHASHA-Indian Languages Digital Festival (
http://cis-india.org/a2k/news/bhasha-indian-languages-digital-festival
Organized by news media YourStory; March 11, 2016; New Delhi). Subhashish
Panigrahi gave a talk in the panel “The challenges of making regional
language content available on the Web and on mobiles.

== Articles/Blogs ==

In this month these articles have been published:

⬤ Panigrahi, Subhashish. Eight Challenges That Indian-Language Wikipedias
Need to Overcome (The Wire
http://thewire.in/2016/03/17/eight-challenges-that-indian-language-wikipedias-need-to-overcome-25062/
(March 17, 2016), Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.in/subhashish-panigrahi-/8-of-many-challenges-in-g_b_9457704.html,
Opensource.com
https://opensource.com/life/16/3/8-challenges-improving-indian-language-wikipedias,
Medianama
http://www.medianama.com/2016/03/223-indic-wikipedia-growth-slow-subhashish-panigrahi/
)

== Learning pattern ==

This month the following learning pattern has been created:

⬤ Storytelling over demonstration in a Wikipedia outreach (
https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:Learning_patterns/Storytelling_over_demonstration_in_a_Wikipedia_outreach):
A learning pattern describing the importance of storytelling over
demonstration in a Wikipedia outreach;

== Keep me updated! ==

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https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/Subscribe

This newsletter is also available on Meta (note, from this month we are
using a new design, you may see it here):

https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/CIS-A2K/Reports/Newsletter/March_2016
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