About Wikimedia Bangladesh
Wikimedia Bangladesh (WMBD) is an approved chapter of Wikimedia Foundation. It was approved by Wikimedia Board of trustees at October 3, 2011 and was the 39th local chapter to be approved by the Wikimedia Foundation board. It is registered at Joint Stock Companies & Firms – Bangladesh under the Societies Registration Act of Bangladesh and the official name is Wikimedia Bangladesh Foundation.
The objective of this chapter to promote various educational programs of Wikimedia Foundation. The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property. But the main objective of this chapter is to help coordinate and promote various Bangla language Wikimedia projects like Wikipedia, Wikisource, Wiktionary, Wikibooks etc. throughout Bangladesh.
# To create awareness among the people of Bangladesh about the availability of free and open educational content and enable them to effectively use them.
# To help build capacities of individuals and institutions to access, develop and contribute to free and open educational resources which include but not limited to encyclopedias, dictionaries, books, images etc.
# To organize workshops, seminars, study circles, conferences, training programs and other educational activities in collaboration and co-operation with academic/educational institutes, research groups, non-government organizations, foreign agencies, government and any other interested organization for spreading the knowledge and/or use of free and open educational resources.
# To support charitable work of the Wikimedia Foundation.
# To promote wider participation in creation, dissemination and expansion of information and educational resources covering the world’s knowledge and languages to all persons, everywhere.
# To further the development of electronic, printed and other resources required to support such participation.
# To produce, publish and develop or cause to be produced, published and developed, information/educational resources, whether in printed, electronic or other forms.
# To encourage the use of information resources for the advancement of education.
# To do all and any other acts or things as may be incidental or conducive to the attainment of all or any of the above objects.