Press Release: The WikiPilipinas Karavan is coming to your school

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Wikipilipinas.org is set to invade school campuses this school year 2008-2009, starting with the very first WikiKaravan tour stop at Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila on June 18-19. A Vibal Foundation knowledge-sharing initiative, the very first WikiDay will be held in conjunction with the university's 43rd founding anniversary.

The WikiKaravan is a campaign to spread awareness of the existence of Wikipilipinas.org, a free, online encyclopedia on the Philippines. With over 53, 000 articles on everything from the Philippine government, history, economy, science and culture to particular topics that especially interest us Filipinos like cuisine, games, teleseryes, fashion and folklore, it is the biggest online collaborative writing project in the Philippines, where Filipino volunteers around the world can contribute what they know about their own culture in an effort to build the largest knowledgebase about the Philippines on the web.

Wikipilipinas.org and Filipiniana.net, a free, online resource of documents on Philippine studies, are just 2 components of the Vibal Foundation's efforts to disseminate open knowledge to more Filipinos on the Internet