Education/Newsletter/December 2014/First Wikipedia Ambassador at the University of Belgrade

By Ivana Madžarević (WM RS)

Nikola receiving his certificate

Snippet: This year Wikimedia Serbia has its first Wiki Ambassador at the University of Belgrade.

In order to better implement its education projects in secondary schools and faculties, Academic Board of Wikimedia Serbia appointed Nikola Spasojević as the first Wikipedia Ambassador. The idea of this program is to primarily help students edit Wikipedia and to introduce them to other projects of Wikimedia Serbia, which can provide a wide range of opportunities for personal progress. Also we want to achieve higher quality and quantity of articles on Serbian Wikipedia in specialized fields.

Nikola is a student at the Faculty of Mathematics, who has been editing Wikipedia for many years now, and has experience in similar projects in other organizations. He is very enthusiastic about the project and currently is working on preparations that involve the creation of plan and program, preparation of promotional and advertising materials and gathering a team of students who will serve as Wikipedia ambassadors at their education institutions. This time three Wikipedia Ambassadors have been selected: Jovana Milošević - Faculty of Philology, Marko Adam - Faculty of Mathematics and Vukašin Živković - Faculty of Security.

"With this project we want to increase the visibility of Wikimedia Serbia and draw attention of young people regarding the importance of free knowledge and its further expansion. I would like to emphasize that the people who do not edit Wikipedia also can get involved. This is just a pilot edition that we want to use for the thorough preparation and a better designing of the project."- Nikola said.

Read more about the Wikipedia Education Program in Serbia here.