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Jakarta Post

Wikimedia Indonesia receives grant

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, March 16 2011   /  10:00 am

Wikimedia Indonesia, an independent association established by Indonesian volunteers originating from the Indonesian language Wikipedia contributors, received a US$40,000 grant for their initiative called “Volunteer Recruitment and Capacity Building”.

The initiative was launched to increase volunteer capacity to design free knowledge projects and attract new talented young volunteers from academic circles to participate and contribute using the wiki platform while running a project or writing in the internet.

As much as Rp 90 million ($10,260) will be allocated for a program in cooperation with Semarang State University (SSU) to increase activity on the Javanese language Wikipedia, which currently only has two regular editors since its launching in June 2006.

Meanwhile, around Rp 50 million from the grant will be allocated to revive the Sundanese language Wikiped...