Wikipedia Education Programs in Bangladesh

Group of boys showing W sign at green field

Students of Agrabad Government Colony High School (Boys’ Section) showing ‘W’ sign at the school program. Photo by Motiur Rahman Oni, Wikimedia Commons, freely licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Since 2013, seventeen programs were held all over the country. Among them, six were held in Dhaka, five in Chittagong, two in Rangpur, two in Rajshahi and one each in Khulna, Barisal and Sylhet. Here eight programs held in secondary level,[1] one in higher secondary level[2] and nine in higher level[2] educational institutes. Wikipedia Community, local Wikipedians, institute’s teachers and many cultural clubs helped to organize these programs. An average of sixty students attended in each program. These Workshops received press coverage from around the country, including newspapers like Prothom Alo and Kaler Kantho. Continue reading