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Ganesh Paudel

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When I have kids, I want them to know Nepal’s culture and our rich history, and to learn it in our own language — and Wikipedia is making that possible.

Without Wikipedia, who knows how many irreplaceable stories, songs, languages, myths, paintings and other pieces of culture would have been lost to future generations.

In Nepal, we have a particular understanding of keeping our story alive against the odds. And because this amazing resource exists, free for me and you and everyone else to use, I’m able to be a part of preserving something incredibly important to me — the heritage of my homeland.

In Nepal alone, there are versions of Wikipedia in development for eight local languages. But take a look around the world — Wikipedia supports people who are sharing knowledge with one another in nearly 300 different languages.

I’m convinced that Wikipedia is the best possible way to record and share local languages and the cultural fabric they represent. In fact, as far as I know, it’s the only place where this is even happening.

Your support for Wikipedia helps us achieve something beautiful... and vitally important.

Thank you,

Ganesh Paudel

Ganesh Paudel was born in the hilly farming village of Premejung in Nayabazar, Nepal, and currently lives in Kathmandu, the capital city. At 38, he makes his living as a web coordinator at a telecom company, a job he came to after years as a print, radio and TV journalist. A contributor since 2004, he now volunteers his time as a Wikipedia sysop and bureaucrat.

Video Attribution: The Impact of Wikipedia - Ganesh Paudel by Victor Grigas, under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported, from Wikimedia Commons.

Image Attribution: Ganesh Paudel by Karen Sayre, under CC-BY-SA 3.0 Unported, from Wikimedia Commons.

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