How to be a Wikipedian is a project that launched and developed by Rotana Nawwaf Al Hasanat Within the framework of the Wikimedians of the Levant projects. The core of the project involves tteaching a group of participants how to edit and write on the Arabic Wikipedia, divided into two parts. The first part consists of face-to-face or remote sessions, while the second part involves an editing competition.
We achieved a very good result in the first version, and based on that, we arranged the second version in the end of 2023.
The second version of “How to be a Wikipedian” targeted all Arabic countries, not only Jordan as in the first version. This expansion contributed to a significantly higher level of diversity, as participants that joined from Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, and Morocco took part in the project.
All sessions in this version were conducted online by Rotana Nawwaf Al Hasanat, with a strong focus on editing in the Arabic Wikipedia and uploading images to Wikimedia Commons.
The total number of participants was 22 editors, and they achieved impressive results in this version: 121 new articles, 165 commons uploaded, 552K words added, and a total of 473 edits. Please check the Dashboard for full stats.
On the other hand, the total number of new active members for Wikimedians of the Levant was three.
We are looking to conduct new versions in 2024, aiming to attract more editors, members, and knowledge.
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