for providing free open knowledge resources of some regional languages to the students & teachers
Organisation: Karavali Wikimedians
Initiative: Improving Kannada, Tulu and Konkani Wikipedia & sister projects
Location: Karnataka, India
The local vernaculars of coastal Karnataka and Northern Kerala — Kannada, Tulu, and Kokani lack reference material available to children and the teachers. Karavali Wikimedians aims to promote digital literacy amongst the people while offering them with free and open knowledge resources such as Wikipedia and the projects of Wikimedia.
Improving Kannada, Tulu and Konkani Wikipedia & sister projects of Wikimedia has made the resource material available offline in the mentioned dialects, a collection of encyclopedias have been available in Kannada, Tulu and English for Wikipedians to refer to, and documented folk culture of coastal Karnataka are uploaded to Wikimedia Commons and are guarded by the Creative Commons license.
Karavali Wikimedians have observed an uplift in awareness amongst general public, students, and faculties of the educational institutions about adding information on Wikimedia, and female editors have been involved through editathons aimed to bridge gender gap.