Beyond the Net 20 June 2017

Interim Report Uganda Wikipedia

Internet usage is on the rise in Uganda. As of June of last year, roughly 37% of Ugandans were online, up from an estimated 10% five years earlier. The problem is these new users aren’t finding enough material in their language. Internet Society Uganda Chapter has come up with a quick way to increase the amount of content in the most commonly spoken language in Uganda. They will translate content from English Wikipedia into Luganda.
They will also train Ugandan high school students to become Wikipedia editors and encourage the use of Wikipedia as an educational resource.

Project’s goals:
1. Generate up to 300 translated articles on Wikipedia
2. Translate Wikipedia software into Luganda
3. Train students and teachers on how to access and contribute to Wikipedia
4. Create awareness on the use of Luganda Wikipedia in the selected schools
5. Conduct advocacy meetings for the adoption of Luganda Wikipedia as an educational resource in Uganda schools

Related articles

Beyond the Net 12 November 2018

Beyond the Net Impact Report 2017

The Internet Society is guided by the belief that for an Internet to exist for the good of all...

Beyond the Net 21 September 2018

Beyond the Net Funding Newsletter – September 2018

The Beyond the Net Funding Programme is proud to announce the results of our 2018 Grant Cycle. A total...

Beyond the Net 30 May 2018

Beyond the Net Funding Newsletter – May 2018

News from the Field Chapterthon Digital Schools! | Winner of WSIS Prize 2018 Chapterthon 2017 has been awarded by ITU as...