From September 1st to October 6th, Wikimedians of the Albanian Language User Group organized and developed the Diaspora Edits Wikipedia Campaign, featuring two online workshops. The campaign focused on strengthening the position of Diaspora in the countries where it lives. It also aimed to expand and feature the Albanian language, culture, sports, art, traditions, and the respective homelands of Albania and Kosovo.
Therefore, people that registered for the training session to learn how to use the translation tools and edit articles on Wikipedia translated and improved articles from the Albanian language into the languages of local Wikipedia accordingly.
For this project, we closely collaborated with the Prishtina-based GERMIN organization, which works with the Diaspora. Together, we created a google form for participants to register online, and we contacted many important institutions to get them involved and spread the word in the Diaspora community.
Additionally, we promoted this campaign using social media and other groups online by posting about this project and workshops. After the workshops, we followed up with people by offering our help or other training sessions. To be more connected with participants, we created two groups, one on Facebook and one on Whatsapp, to communicate and discuss participants’ questions throughout the campaign.
As a result, our Group is happy to share the results we have had so far. Here you can find the statistics.