Medan Wikimedia Community: Keep Growing!

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The Wikimedia Medan Community, one of the 14 communities under Wikimedia Indonesia, will celebrate its third anniversary on May 20, 2024. Founded by Rafarahh, Astari28, and HaidirAndiNovianto, the community initially had only six members. Some members are also volunteers in other Wikimedia communities. Now, this community has grown to 12 active volunteers who contribute to various activities, such as Kopi Darat, WikiLatih, and others.

Even though it is relatively young, the Wikimedia Medan Community has shown its commitment to enriching local content on Wikimedia. Six volunteers carried out the WikiBerastagi project in 2022, successfully immortalizing the cultural riches of the Karo Regency area. This community is also active in organizing various events, such as a friendly evening in Bukit Lawang, Langkat, in 2023, and WikiTeroka 4.0, which involves a writing competition in Mandailing. The next grant from Wikimedia Indonesia in 2024, namely WikiKaldera in the Toba Caldera, will be a historic moment in the exploration of the Wikimedia Medan Community’s journey. Ten volunteers participated in a night of familiarization in Kec. Pandan, Kab. Central Tapanuli. Not only that, this community has succeeded in completing projects on a wider scale, such as WikiMelayu and Wikisource Cinta Bahasa Melayu.

This community’s dedication has yielded satisfying results. At WikiNusantara 2023 in Banjarmasin, five volunteers received scholarships. Not only that, at WikiNusantara 2024 in Bogor, this community managed to get 10 scholarships for its volunteers. In fact, Wikimedia Indonesia recognized this community’s hard work by naming it the Most Active Community this year. This is a proud achievement for this young community. This is the most beautiful gift for the third anniversary of the Wikimedia Medan Community. All of these achievements would not have been possible without the support of the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Indonesia.

In the future, the Wikimedia Medan Community is enthusiastic to continue to grow and contribute to freeing up knowledge. The Wikimedia Medan Community also hopes to become an inclusive forum for everyone who cares about preserving Indonesian culture and knowledge. For those of you who want to connect, follow his social media accounts on Instagram, Facebook, and X. Let’s preserve knowledge and culture together!

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