Source: KKU-Media Center
A number of Female students from English Language Department in the College of Arts and Sciences in Ahad Rafidah, translated 400 articles into the Arabic language, as part of their participation in ''Wiki documentation initiative, in cooperation with King Abdulaziz Darah foundation ,at the center of Saudi Digital History.
The initiative comes as contribution to increase the number of Arabic content, which unfortunately doesn't exceed 13% in comparison to l other languages in the encyclopedia.
The College Dean, Dr. Huda Masoud Al-Qahtani, explained that this initiative was carried out with the participation of English Language Department's students, and supervised by the Department faculty members. Al -Qahtani, thanked King Abdulaziz Darah foundation for the cooperation and efforts and for their support in holding a virtual workshop which included the methods to publishing translated articles on the Wikipedia.
The head of the Department of English language at the Arts and Sciences College in Ahad Rafidah, Ms. Samar Al-Nimr, explained that the articles were published after the approval of the editors of Wikipedia, pointing that the students were trained to work as coordinators for the initiative, they were also trained to use translation tools in Wikipedia. She stressed that the department aspire to continue its cooperation with king Abdulaziz Darah Foundation in the field of translation, in addition, to developing the invitation in the next stages.
It is noteworthy, that the participants were 356 persons, and the initiation aims to enhance the Arabic content and its availability to the world, in addition to elevating the role of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the creating Arabic content.