Wikipedia is one of the world’s largest and most popular educational websites. It contains over 53 million articles across nearly 300 languages — covering topics from anatomy and architecture to zoology and Zambian history. Wikipedia is also a reliable resource for current events and news, with new content created every day and hundreds of updates made each minute.

Combined with 11 other Wikimedia projects, they offer an extensive network of free learning resources for people around the world.

At the Wikimedia Foundation, we help teachers and students of all ages access and use the full potential of Wikimedia projects for their learning objectives.

We aim to foster learning in which students actively interact with the information they are consuming on Wikimedia projects—transitioning from passive information consumers to proactive knowledge creators.

Key pillars of our education work include promoting knowledge equity, teaching 21st century skills and Reading Wikipedia in the Classroom.

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