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I am Pooja Jadhav, posting this request as a representative of [http://vigyanashram.com/ Vigyan Ashram]. It is an organisation working on theme - Development through Education. The methodology adopted is - Learning while Doing. I am working in Vigyan Ashram, Pabal, Dist. Pune (Maharashtra, India) as a Computer Instructor. I am coordinating Wikimedia projects here for the last 1.5 years. We are training girls from rural villages of Pune District. We have introduced Wikipedia editing as a part of the curriculum. We have focused on agriculture, rural technologies and environment related topics. Personally, I have contributed in Wikipedia, Wiki Commons and Wikisource. I have participated in TTT2018 organised by CIS-A2K.
I am leading a group of 17 girls from Pabal working on Marathi Wikipedia project. Names of the trainee wiki editors are -Chaitali Kandrup,Rani Thite,Pratiksha Sukre,Priamila Kamble,Mayuri Gurav,Simaran Maniyar,Ashwini Daundkar,Damini Daundkar,Suvarna Salunke,Jayashri Daundkar,Rupali Tambe,Anuja Pokharkar,Monika Talole,Sonali Waghole,Yusra Patel,Kajal Jadhav). We are editing and uploading images collectively after college hours.
# As a group, we have created various articles related to above mentioned focus areas. We have created 7 village articles on Wikipedia. ( Pabal, Varude, Kanersar, khadakwadi, kanhur, vadgaonpir. )
# We have created 294 new articles about [https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kNei3frL3CXIkUKjdvQWZkncVck4_JW1NMXyNHDNk4g/edit Birds and plants] on Marathi Wikipedia along with images. See this google doc for list and related links. on Marathi Wikipedia in [https://mr.wikipedia.org/s/afb this] category.
# Here, we are Scanning old & rare books as well as re-licensed content donated by authors like Jayant Narlikar. We have scanned 4 copyright free Marathi Books - गणितातल्या गमतीजमती,गणिताच्या सोप्या वाटा,अद्भुत दुनिया व्यवस्थापनाची,व्यवस्थापनाची मुलतत्वे. We upload these books on Internet Archive and then to Commons using tools. After this, we run the program OCR4Wikisource in Python to convert the book in Unicode and bring it to Wikisource. Our work can be seen on Wikimedia Commons at [https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Books%20in%20Marathi Category:Books in Marathi]. We have done OCR of 5 books on Wikisource - अशोक,अस्पृश्य विचार,तर्कशास्त्र,मराठी रंगभूमी ,गाव गाडा.
#We have also trained schools teachers in Introduction to Basic Technology Program (IBT) of Vigyan Ashram in writing Wikipedia articles about their villages and schools.