The Kent Wiki Club Promotes Participation of Primary School Students in Wikimedia Projects

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Trainer from the Kent Wiki Club. Jjurieee, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Common

On April 19th, 2024, the Kent Wiki Club IPGM Kent Campus Tuaran conducted the “Wiki id sikul” program, aimed to expose students to the existance of the Wikimedia platform as a free, open, editable and accessible project at any time. This program primarily focuses on student’s experience in the Wiktionary project. Therefore, through this program, a total of 43 students from Year 5 and Year 6 of SK Kindu participated. In line with this, 10 trainer from Kent Wiki Club incharged of the workshop by dividing the students into small groups of 15 so that each student had the opportunity to engage while editing and contribute by adding vocabulary to Wiktionary.

Workshop on editing in Wiktionary. Blusjai, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Common

At the end of this 2-hour program, the students successfully contributed 260 new vocabulary entries to Wikikamus. These entries consisted of translations of Kadazandusun (dtp) to Malay (ms) and Bajau (bdr) to Malay (ms). The Kent Wiki Club hopes that more young generations will become familiar with the Wiktionary project and realize its benefits for their mother tongue.

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