Grants:APG/Proposals/2015-2016 round 2/The Centre for Internet and Society/Progress report form/Telugu

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Purpose of the report[edit]

This form is for organizations receiving Annual Plan Grants to report on their results to date. For progress reports, the time period for this report will the first 6 months of each grant (e.g. 1 January - 30 June of the current year). For impact reports, the time period for this report will be the full 12 months of this grant, including the period already reported on in the progress report (e.g. 1 January - 31 December of the current year). This form includes four sections, addressing global metrics, program stories, financial information, and compliance. Please contact APG/FDC staff if you have questions about this form, or concerns submitting it by the deadline. After submitting the form, organizations will also meet with APG staff to discuss their progress.

Global metrics overview - all programs[edit]

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees' programs. Please use the table below to let us know how your programs contributed to the Global Metrics. We understand not all Global Metrics will be relevant for all programs, so feel free to put "0" where necessary. For each program include the following table and

  1. Next to each required metric, list the outcome achieved for all of your programs included in your proposal.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome.
  3. In addition to the Global Metrics as measures of success for your programs, there is another table format in which you may report on any OTHER relevant measures of your programs success

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 24
2. # of new editors 72
3. # of individuals involved 635
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 130 We conducted an image-a-thon where many images already existed in commons added to Telugu wikipedia which don't have images
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 133+2216 folios Clearer calculation possible after analysis of entire cohort data
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 5.53 MB


Telling your program stories - all programs[edit]

Please tell the story of each of your programs included in your proposal. This is your chance to tell your story by using any additional metrics (beyond global metrics) that are relevant to your context, beyond the global metrics above. You should be reporting against the targets you set at the beginning of the year throughout the year. We have provided a template here below for you to report against your targets, but you are welcome to include this information in another way. Also, if you decided not to do a program that was included in your proposal or added a program not in the proposal, please explain this change. More resources for storytelling are at the end of this form. Here are some ways to tell your story.

  • We encourage you to share your successes and failures and what you are learning. Please also share why are these successes, failures, or learnings are important in your context. Reference learning patterns or other documentation.
  • Make clear connections between your offline activities and online results, as applicable. For example, explain how your education program activities is leading to quality content on Wikipedia.
  • We encourage you to tell your story in different ways by using videos, sound files, images (photos and infographics, e.g.), compelling quotes, and by linking directly to work you produce. You may highlight outcomes, learning, or metrics this way.
  • We encourage you to continue using dashboards, progress bars, and scorecards that you have used to illustrate your progress in the past, and to report consistently over time.
  • You are welcome to use the table below to report on any metrics or measures relevant to your program. These may or may not include the global metrics you put in the overview section above. You can also share your progress in another way if you do not find a table like this useful.

Activities[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Month Edit-a-thons Wikipedia Education Program Wikisource sprints Skill Building Community Engagement Quality Improvement Efforts
July Content donation drive Training sessions in Hyderabad Wikipedia meetup
August Telugu Wikipedia workshop in ALC, QR Code activity and creation of articles on tree species Content donation drive Training sessions in Hyderabad Wikipedia meetup Participating in discussions on Village articles style, structure and content on Village pump and coming up with a model article
September Presentation on Telugu Village articles by Subodh Kulkarni in ALC Scan-a-thon in Guntur Meeting for Village articles improvement and creation of project page
October Edit-a-thon on Historical and tourist sites in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Approaching communities of Interest Resource Exchange program Meeting to discuss about Village articles improvement project
November Approaching communities of interest Wikisource Workshop to Students Resource Exchange program, Rajahmundry Book festival Wikipedia stall
December Telugu Wikipedia Workshop in JKC College, Guntur Telugu Wikisource sprint Mini-TTT and MWT in Hyderabad Resource Exchange program, Hyderabad Book festival - Telugu Wikipedia Stall Rolling out exercise to prioritize Google Translate article improvement

Edit-a-thons[edit]

JKCC Telugu Wikipedia Workshop
  • Telugu Wikipedia Workshop in JKCC, Guntur : As the first workshop held in Jagarlmudi Kuppuswamy Chowdary College (JKCC), Guntur, the event helped student participants create Wikipedia accounts and familiarized them with the guidelines and style of Wikipedia editing. The student Wikipedians later went on to improve Telugu Wikipedia quality by adding images to articles and fixing dead-end pages that do not have any inter-wiki links.
  • Approaching communities of interest : CIS-A2K has carried out a pilot project to conduct mini-workshops for individuals and groups of experts in various fields, including literature, films, science, and sports, as an approach to recruit new Wikipedians and improve the online content. The target experts, or the "communities of interest", contribute to Telugu Wikipedia by expanding content coverage, providing expertise and resources in various fields, as well as establishing inter-disciplinary and inter-regional networks for the Telugu Wikipedian community. Online and on-site mini-workshops both have been conducted for the communities of interest in Geology and Film Studies.
  • Expand topic coverage in Telugu Wikipedia  : Online edit-a-thons are conducted along with local Wikipedians to improve and create articles in topics that are underrepresented in Telugu Wikipedia, such as tourist sites in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. CIS-A2K also provides guidance and support to community's participation in nationwide edit-a-thons and global initiatives like Wikipedia Asian month. One of the community members observed that these activities help the community to come together and work more collaboratively.

Wikipedia Education Program[edit]

Name of the organization Activity Dates Contribution Follow-up
Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada Workshop to improve content and quality in Telugu Wikipedia 16-18 August 2016
  • Improved 118 articles by adding images and added content to 6 articles
  • Improved 32 Wikidata items
  • Follow-up activities were conducted with the same student participants
Andhra Loyola College Creating articles about tree species on campus and putting a QR code board on each tree to help students learn more about the plants. 29, 30th of August, 2016,
  • created 2 new articles in Telugu Wikipedia
  • QR code boards are installed to trees on campus
Andhra Loyola College A National Seminar presentation by environmentalist and Marathi Wikipedian, Subodh Kulkarni, on Telugu Wikipedia Village project 3 September 2016
  • Raise awareness on Telugu Wikipedia and its villager articles
Andhra Loyola College Wikisource Workshop for Students 18-20 November 2016
  • Initiated Telugu Wikisource sprint in ALC
  • A follow-up session was conducted in 25 and 26 November 2016
Jagarlamudi Kuppuswamy Chowdary College, Guntur Wikipedia Awareness session for students First week of December 2016
  • Students had a higher awareness and interest in Wikipedia, and many signed up rate for the follow-up event
  • A followup workshop was conducted in the same month
Jagarlamudi Kuppuswamy Chowdary College, Guntur Telugu Wikipedia Workshop 23rd and 24th of December 2016
  • Students created Wikipedia accounts and learned to improve articles in Telugu Wikipedia
Andhra Loyola College Telugu Wikisource Sprint 18 November 2016
  • Students proof-read about 2000 pages (nearly 12 books) in Telugu Wikisource.
Adikavi Nannaya University Telugu Wikipedia Workshop 6 and 7 January 2017
  • Students created account in Telugu Wikipedia
  • Improved and created articles in Telugu Wikipedia
A basic editing workshop will be conducted in February

Conducting Wikisource sprints[edit]

Andhra Loyola College student Wikipedian who contributed to Wikisource sprint receiving with a swag prize from Telugu Wikipedian Rahmanuddin
  • Content donation drive: Started in June 2016 and lasted two months, a donation drive was carried out by A2K to relicense 17 books into CC-BY-SA.
  • Scan-a-thon in Guntur : Andhra Loyola College lecturer and Wikimedian Kola Sekhara received training from CIS-A2K to scan books and clean up scanned images (that have problems with color, definition, etc.) during a three-day scan-a-thon. Nearly 12 books were scanned during the event and were later uploaded to Commons and digitized in Telugu Wikisource.
  • Telugu Wikisource Sprint in Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada : The Telugu Wikisource proof reading sprint started with a workshop on 18-20 November 2016. In the event, students learned to OCR and to proofread the OCR-generated text in Telugu Wikisource. The student Wikipedians have devoted their spare time after school (after 3.30 pm) to helping improve Telugu Wikisource and have proof-read more than 2000 Pages.

Skill Building[edit]

Telugu Wikipedians Pranayraj1985 and Meena gayathri.s celebrating the completion of 100 Wikidays Challenge on Telugu Wikipedia Day
  • Training sessions in Hyderabad Wikipedia Meetups: As per the request of the Telugu Wikipedia community, CIS-A2K began small-scale training sessions in the Monthly Meetups in Hyderabad. Participants were trained in the use of citation templates and Wikipedia tools such as Twinkle, Wiki To-do, and PrepBio that would make their editing on Wikimedia projects much easier in general. By introducing these training sessions, the meetups have encouraged more new users in the region to attend.

Community engagement[edit]

  • Resource Exchange Program : To improve resource availability for Telugu Wikipedians, CIS-A2K has served as a liaison between the Wikipedian community and e-Resource repositories. The resources have helped two Telugu Wikipedians (User:Pranayraj1985 and User:Meena gayathri.s) complete their 100 Wikidays challenge.

To complete my 100Wikidays these resources have been useful, apart from that I thoroughly enjoyed creating articles on History & Personalities of Drama in and around Tenali and I thank (you) for providing me the resource

User:Pranayraj1985 demonstrated editing on Telugu Wikipedia at the Hyderabad Book Festival stall
  • Telugu Wikipedia stalls in book fairs : Initiated during the mini-TTT in Hyderabad, Telugu Wikipedians proposed the idea of a Wikipedia stall at major book fairs in Telugu-speaking regions. CIS-A2K has supported the community to set up a stalls in events, including Hyderabad Book Festival in late December, and Vijayawada Book Festival, which is considered as one of the largest in India. A similar stall was also set up in the Rajahmundry Book Fair but had a lower participation due to uncontrollable factors. As the events attract large crowds of Telugu-speaking book lovers and writers, community members used the stalls to raise awareness on Telugu Wikipedia by handing out pamphlets and making demonstrations. With the help of the community members, some event-goers had created accounts and learned about basic Wikipedia editing. A readers' survey was also handed out during the events to understand what people would like to read on Telugu Wikipedia.

Quality improvement efforts[edit]

Know how-Wikipedia content translation tool by Pavan
  • Machine translations clean up : From 2009 to 2011, Google ran their well-known presentation "Google Translate Project" in Indic Wikipedias. Third party vendors hired by Google had translated articles from English Wikipedia to Telugu Wikipedia (along with many other indic language Wikipedias) using Google's Translation tools. Despite its goal to improve Indic language Wikipedias, the project was considered as vandalization as the pages contain large amount of incomprehensible language, redlinks, template problems, broken file links, etc. With the requests from the Telugu Wikipedians, A2K has helped the community to learn the use of Wikipedia translation tool to rewrite the articles more efficiently. A video tutorial was also created for the purpose. As some Wikipedians reflected that Google Translation Project has created too many unnecessary and low quality articles, a framework has been developed to prioritize which articles to be rewritten, improved, or deleted during edit-a-thons.


- Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) End of year (projected or actual)
# of newly registered users 450 Example 72 450
# of active editors involved 125 Example 24 50
# of individuals involved 800 Example 635 900
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 500 Example 130 500
# of new images/media uploaded (optional) 1500 Example 44 1500
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 3850+1400 folios Example 133+2216 2500+3000 folios
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 2,320,000 Example 5,999,222 10,000,000

Pending activities or Upcoming plans[edit]

  • Improving diversity in Telugu Wikipedian community: Although we have been trying to maintain a balanced gender composition of event participants, there has been a lack of gender gap-related thematic events (both online and offline) in the Telugu community. As a result, more gender gap initiatives and events will be planned and carried out in the coming months. Activities will also be planned to increase the engagement with differently-abled people.
  • Advanced Wikisource user session: An advanced Wikisource user session will be held in February 2017 to help existing Wikisource contributors familiarize with digitization tools like OCR as well as other advanced and more efficient editing features.
  • Outreach beyond Telangana and Andhra Pradesh: More outreach activities outside of the current active states will be carried out in the following months to include more Telugu speakers in different regions into the Wikimedian community.
  • Photowalks and image-a-thons : Adding images in Telugu Wikipedia articles is one of the priorities decided in the Telugu Wikipedia Workplan and in previous community discussions and activities. A2K is planning to conduct Photowalks and to re-license photos to increase the multimedia files ready to be used in Telugu Wikipedia.
Edit-a-thons Wikipedia Education Program Skill Building GLAM Conducting Digitisation Sprints
Edit-a-thon in Adikavi Nannaya University, Rajahmundry Digitisation sprints Creating Know-how Videos on important aspects of Wikimedia projects editing Scan-a-thon on B.R.Ambedkar works Digitisation of Gurazada Apparao books
Google Translation Articles improvement edit-a-thons Photowalk in Vijayawada Advanced Wikisource user session Photowalks and image-a-thons Digitisation of B.R.Ambedkar works
Outreach beyond Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Training sessions in Monthly meet-ups Content Donation drive
gender gap-related thematic events Creating Telugu Wikipedia resource Library
Approaching communities of Interest
Telugu Wikipedia Village stubs improvement
Creating videos and building campaign on #KnowledgeRevolution
Target Last year (if applicable) Progress (at end of Q2) End of year (projected or actual) Comments
Example Example Example Example Example

Edit-a-thons[edit]

- Expected target Progress (at end of Q2)
# of newly registered users 250 24
# of active editors involved 55 5
# of individuals involved 425 129
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 5
# of new images/media uploaded (optional) 14
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 3050 88
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 920,000 3.46 MB

Wikipedia Education Program[edit]

- Expected target Progress (at end of Q2)
# of newly registered users 200 48
# of active editors involved 10 2
# of individuals involved 250 187
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 118
# of new images/media uploaded (optional) 3
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 700 45
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 1,400,000 2.07

Skill Building[edit]

- Expected target Progress (at end of Q2)
# of newly registered users
# of active editors involved 35 15
# of individuals involved 40 19
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 7
# of new images/media uploaded (optional) 27
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects

GLAM[edit]

- Expected target Progress (at end of Q2)
# of newly registered users
# of active editors involved 25 2
# of individuals involved 85 300
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 500
# of new images/media uploaded (optional) 1500
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects

Conducting Digitisation Sprints[edit]

- Expected target Progress (at end of Q2)
# of newly registered users
# of active editors involved
# of individuals involved
# of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages
# of new images/media uploaded (optional)
# of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 1400 folios 2216 folios
Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects

Media mentions[edit]

Revenues received during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.


Table 2 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

  • Please also include any in-kind contributions or resources that you have received in this revenues table. This might include donated office space, services, prizes, food, etc. If you are to provide a monetary equivalent (e.g. $500 for food from Organization X for service Y), please include it in this table. Otherwise, please highlight the contribution, as well as the name of the partner, in the notes section.
Revenue source Currency Anticipated Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Anticipated ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Explanation of variances from plan
Volunteer support INR - 8,000 * - -
Travel & Stay INR - 30,000 ** - -
Event organization and logistics INR - 30,500 *** - -
A B C D E F G H I J K

* Provide estimates in US Dollars

  • Andhra Loyola college, JKC College supported by providing volunteer support for Workshops
    • Andhra Loyola college, Manasu foundation and Adikavi Nannaya University provided accommodation for Workshops and Scan-a-thon.
      • Andhra Loyola college, Golden Threshold, JKC College and Adikavi Nannaya University provided infrastructure and other support for Meetups, Skill building activities and Workshops

Spending during this period (6 month for progress report, 12 months for impact report)[edit]

Please use the exchange rate in your APG proposal.

Table 3 Please report all spending in the currency of your grant unless US$ is requested.

(The "budgeted" amount is the total planned for the year as submitted in your proposal form or your revised plan, and the "cumulative" column refers to the total spent to date this year. The "percentage spent to date" is the ratio of the cumulative amount spent over the budgeted amount.)
Expense Currency Budgeted Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Cumulative Budgeted ($US)* Cumulative ($US)* Percentage spent to date Explanation of variances from plan
A B C D E F G H I J J2 K
TOTAL B C D E F G H I J J2 N/A

* Provide estimates in US Dollars


Quote[edit]

As a metric, # of bytes added or deleted in Wikimedia projects is one of the very important metrics. Even though this is not going to tell very little about quality, this metric is far more better than and also encouraging than Edit count. To find how many bytes added or deleted in a project during an event or by a user will help you understand better about contributions. Also importantly one should not consider 20 kb added and 5 kb deleted will be 15 kb of contribution, actually deleted bytes give you information partially about quality improvement activities.

Resources[edit]

Resources to plan for measurement[edit]

Resources for storytelling[edit]