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It doesn't matter if we
plan for these mistakes

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and we try to avoid them,
something will go wrong.

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And so making sure you have
a process for resolving

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those and dealing with those
problems, probably the best

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advice I can give.

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And after a lot of
hard work, we got

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to show them that it
was important for, not

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only for the institution, but
for the students, for learning,

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and also for the country.

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Because we are also
developing articles

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about Mexican popular
culture and things

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that people, of course,
should know about the country.

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So after that, it was
like a lot easier.

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There was no Wikipedia
Education Program in Armenia

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before Wikimedia Armenia.

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And soon after the establishment
of the organization,

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I began coordinating
the program.

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Our first corporation was
with Ayb school,

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where editing
Wikipedia is considered

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the part of their social work.

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And after Ayb we
began the working

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with different,
well-known schools.

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So in this way we spread
our education program,

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not only in the
capital, in Yerevan,

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but also in different
regions of Armenia.

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And the one we had
enough active students,

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we began organizing the camps
for them, Wiki camps for them,

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where these students can
share their experience,

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can learn new things
in each WikiProject.

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And by now, we have
organized seven Wiki camps.

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I must mention Estonians, who
collaborate with their Ministry

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of Education.

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So they are promoting
Wikipedia Education Program

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of the highest level.

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And that's what we also
want to do in Ukraine

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to convince all the high
levels that Wikipedia

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belongs in education.

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In the last few years,
we've had collaboration

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with various schools or
teachers who approached us.

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And together, we did some
kind of small pilot, which

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led the way to
eventually signing

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an agreement with the Ministry
of Education to make sure

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that we implement
Wikipedia from early age,

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until students
are more grown-up.

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When powerful people speak
out about Wikipedia

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there is a better
chance that more people

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get to know about Wikipedia
Education Program.

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But the challenge
with politicians

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is that they are not
always aware of how

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we Wikipedia actually works.

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So we should have been
very careful about what

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we can promise and
what we can accomplish.

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We don't have chapter actually.

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I go,

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and I'm just someone
taken from the street.

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And I go and say, could
you please donate contents

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to Wikipedia, or let's
do something with you.

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And they are like, OK, which
organization do you represent?

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And I said, no, none.

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And they said, OK, the
door is over there.

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It's a matter of trust.

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Some of the teachers don't
still trust Wikipedia.

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And they don't need to
trust your as a volunteer,

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like all who's that guy,
who's that person, who came to

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my bureau and wants to do Wiki things.

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We had too few
women participating.

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In India, the participation
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like, near to zero.

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So yes-- so this diversity
aspect had to be tackled.

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So what I did was to conduct
women only editathons.

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Like, I would invite a
group a bunch of women

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alone for this
particular editathon.

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And I helped them
to edit articles.

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So women feel
comfortable when they

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are editing with other women.

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So in that way I try to
tackle this problem a bit,

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but I don't think I
was successful in that.

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Because what I learned
from my experience

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is that we still do not have
enough of women editors coming

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from my part of India.

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My advice for people
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to start in Wikipedia or in
other Wikimedia project is

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don't let the perfect be
the enemy of the good.

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If you're not perfect, it's OK.

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