Please say hello in SuSanA Edit-a-thon virtual workroom! - 19-21 March to improve Wikipedia for Public Awareness, Advocacy and Civil Society Engagement (WG9)

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Dear All,
Is this project Eligible / available our local area or only international
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Re: Thanks for joining SuSanA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and next steps

Dear Caleb from Malawi, Shawn from New York City, Anastasis from Greece, Joseph from Kenya, Abby from France, Jeremy from Singapore, and Omolade from ?:

Thank you for your recent messages and interest in bringing your expertise to the SuSanA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon for World Water Day.

Our colleague Ruth Miskelly has posted a YouTube video on How to Start Editing on the Forum here: forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...d-the-clock-together More videos will be coming so that’s a good page to bookmark.

You don’t have to edit to be part of the Edit-a-thon. We need researchers who can find quality information with links. We need writers. We need translators. Bookmark the link above and look for more instructional videos in the future.

And we need people to get the word out about the Edit-a-thon. Consider having a local event where people work together. Or tell colleagues far away to join virtually and in the online chat room (to be announced).

Our page for Working Group 9 (Public Awareness, Advocacy and Civil Society Engagement) is here: forum.susana.org/component/kunena/62-wg-...l-society-engagement

If your organization also is having a local event for the SuSanA Edit-a-thon, you can post an announcemnet on the UN World Water Day site here. www.worldwaterday.org/submit-event/

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Carol McCreary
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Re: Thanks for joining SuSanA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and next steps

Dear Abdullahi Nor Mohamed (handsorg21),

You asked:

Is this project Eligible / available our local area or only international

This initiative is asking anyone to get involved, whereever you are. You do have to have some sort of internet access though. And please note that this activity is not paid. Wikipedia editing, just like contributing to SuSanA, is a voluntary activity that is not paid but will benefit you and everyone else in the longer term, we hope.

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Hi,

I am interested for Edit-athon.

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I am interested too. And I can help to translate the material into Bahasa Indonesia

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Thanks Carol,

I believe this will be much fun and also a learning curve as we all share out expertise in our respective areas

Thanks and looking forward to work with you all

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*Joseph Heho *| *Program Manager* | *ZanaAfrica.org*
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Dear Carol,

Greetings from Malawi, the ‘Warm Heart of Africa!’

I hope this mail finds you well. Thank you for the links you provided in line with the SuSanA Wikipedia-a-thon for World Water Day. Pleasure is mine and I feel honored to participate in the event, especially that I have the opportunity to contribute my expertise. Likewise, I am sure that there is a lot that I am going to learn from my participation!

I would be happy to link up with everyone in this conversation thread so that we can keep the momentum!

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Caleb C. Ng’ombo,
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Hello,

Yes, I am interested to awareness raising in community special for women as safe drinking water and translatation in nepali.


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Hi, I am Liz,
I am interested in taking part in this project which is aimed at improving info on Wikipedia.I received a response earlier but that message was mistakenly addressed to Dr. Mehtra.
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Re: Take part in edit-a-thon on 19-20 March (and before) to improve Wikipedia for Public Awareness, Advocacy and Civil Society Engagement

Hi Liz,

Good to hear from you. Do you work with Dr. Mehra in Bharatpur? Looks like that's in Rajasthan. Must be beautiful. Is everyone getting ready to celebrate Holi?

Here is a special "Meetup page" on Wikipedia that the SuSanA committee wrote just for Edit-a-thon participants. It tells us what to do to get ready for the event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/S...A_Platform_Worldwide

Carol

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Re: Thanks for joining SuSanA Wikipedia Edit-a-thon and next steps

Hi Caleb, Hi Joseph, Hi Shawn, Hi Anatassis, Hi Abby, Hi Jeremy, Hi Lekon, Hi Abdelrahman, Hi Chrispin, Hi, Satya, Hi Madhuri, Hi Yanti, Hi Patul, HI George, Hi Abdullahi, Hi Kareim, and a big HELLO to everyone else who’s joining the Edit-a-thon,

What a wonderful team of Wikipedia editors and translators we have from Working Group 9. Thank you for your encouraging messages, Caleb and Joseph. Yes, please reach out to the other team members so we can get to know one another.

It would be wonderful to know about the different kinds of collective expertise we have in this group. It’s really great that we have folks who can translate into Napali, Portuguese and Bahasa Indonesia. If translation will help you promote sustainable WASH in your country, please consider doing that. Everyone should start looking at Wikipedia articles in English and choose the most interesting, or the ones you’ll use in your work, or the ones that need to be brought up to date. (Some ideas are in my post of February 22)

I am not formally trained in sanitation. Just about everything I know I learned from the SuSanA Library and the Forum and by taking the free MOOC Planning and Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. I worked for many years as an English teacher and even published articles on grammar so I can be useful to the Edit-a-thon in that way. After I went back to university to train for a second career, I worked mostly in communications (especially health and HIV/AIDS) and training (especially community workshops in Participatory Project Design). After moving back to the US I was horrified at the lack of public toilets! And nobody was talking about the problem. It was taboo. So PHLUSH formed to talk about it. For World Toilet Day 2015 we put our learnings into the PHLUSH Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit, which is available in the SuSanA Library and here. toolkit.phlush.org/ I’m really interested in your experiences of creating awareness, mobilizing communities and rallying the support of government officials.

Now here is a special Wikipedia “Meetup page” that the committee at SuSanA wrote just for you Edit-a-thon participants. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/S...A_Platform_Worldwide It tells you how to Register with Wikipedia and get on the Participant List. My participant name is Cryacrem - that’s an anagram of my last name - McCreary. You can choose any name you like but it shouldn’t be your real name.

Now I’m going to read through the “Meetup page” and click on the links and watch the training videos to get ready for the Edit-a-thon. It also explains the different jobs you can choose - editing,doing research, finding images, translating etc. By the way, we’re writing the date as 19-21 March so everyone has 48 hours. Around the world. Around the clock.

I’m excited about my first Edit-a-thon and meeting all of you. Please stay in touch and share your thoughts.

Best wishes,

Carol

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Yes. I'm interested.

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