Grants:IEG/Editing Maithili Wikipedia

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Editing Maithili Wikipedia
summaryThe Purpose of the project is to increase the both gender contributors in Maithili Wikipedia as well Wikimedia Projects.
targetMaithili Wikipedia (mai)
strategic priorityparticipation
themeoffline outreach and partnerships
amount1550 USD or equivanlent currency value in Nepalese Rupees.
created on02:45, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
round 2 2015

Project idea[edit]

What is the problem you're trying to solve?[edit]

Since Maithili Wikipedia started, the growth is less than 10% so far in the number of editors. We should encourage the school and college students to get in to this so that they can become regular contributors to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects.

What is your solution?[edit]

We propose to aware and teach schools and college students about Maithili Wikipedia as well Wikimedia Projects. By setting up three classes in a schools (Grade 9 and 10 students) and colleges (10+2 Students) the students know about Wikipedia and it's importance. The initiative not only engaged users/contributors it will help us to make personal connection with Wikipedia Editing. An enthusiastic user group will make after the end of three classes in an school or colleges. We will filter user group according their interest so that they can participate in an online edit-a-thon after Phase-1.

Project goals[edit]

  • Create the awareness about Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects, what it is, and the goals of the Wikimedia Foundation in building contents and other Wikimedia projects.
  • Establish and consolidate the existence of the Wikimedian Community in Nepal.
  • Increase participation on Wikimedia Projects and involvement in community projects.
  • Promote the contribution of local contents in the various languages of Wikimedia Projects.

Project plan[edit]



To give education about Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects 15 School and Colleges are targeted within Saptari district. There will be 3 education class in each institutions. A total of 45 class spanning the 6 month period. Each of the 15 institutions will be captured under the duration.


An Article Writing Competition (Edit-a-thon) will organized online in Maithili Wikipedia after the end of the First phase.


As the project runs for 6 months. Below is a summary of the budget for the project. Subsequent tables are detail breakdowns of the various phases.

S.N Description Budget NPR Equivalent in USD Remarks
1. Phase 1 72000 705
2. Phase 2 86,000 845
Total 158000 1550
Details of Phase 1 Expenditure[edit]
S.N Particular Quantity Rate Amount Remarks
1. Transportation of Wikimedians
(volunteers user of this project)
5 Rs.50 Rs.250 for 1 institution
2. Projector (on rent) 1 Rs.500 Rs.500 for 1 institution
3. Water 2 Cartoons Rs.250 Rs.500 for 1 institution
4. Drink 2 Cartoons Rs.400 Rs.800 for 1 institution
5. Lunch 30 People Rs.75 Rs.2,250 for 1 institution
6. Internet Connectivity 1 Rs.500 Rs.500 for 1 institution
Sub Total Rs. 4,800 for 1 institution
Total Rs. 4,800*15= 72,000 for 15 institution
Details of Phase 2 Expenditure[edit]
S.N Particular Quantity Rate Amount Remarks
1. Back drop 8' x 5' 1 piece Rs.1,500 Rs.1,500
2. Token of Appreciation 10 Rs.1,000 Rs.10,000
3. Snacks + Venue Charge 150 People Rs.200 Rs.30,000
4. Certificates 100 piece Rs.50 Rs.5,000
5. Prizes (Dictionary, Books etc) 3 person Rs.32,000 First Prize : NRs 15,000
Second Prize : NRs 10,000
Third Prize : NRs 7,000
6. T-Shirt 15 500 Rs.7,500
Sub Total Rs. 86,000

Community engagement[edit]

The project is intend to setup an active editing group. So each individual contributor upon their interest take regular participation in Wikimedia and community projects. We believe that people usually find a sense of attribution with things of their particular interest. We therefore anticipate regular and active contributions of members as their engagement levels will be pushed by the leads of the various groups. Also people find it to easy to contribute to things that already have their interest or attention.


In fact the project is meant for 6 months. The duration of 6 months and allocated budget may be sufficient approximately. I feel that the project will be fruitful and ends with a good hope.

Measures of success[edit]

Need target-setting tips? Note: in addition to your project-specific measures of success, you will also be asked to report on some Global Metrics at the end of your final report. Please keep this in mind as you plan, and we'll support you as you begin your project.

  • Success will be measured based on the number of edits, new articles created, number of uploads, number of attendees and how effectively we engage our audience on our social media platforms.
  • We expect a minimum of 5,000 article created or modified over the entire project duration.
  • Get a minimum of 15 active editors for the entire project.
  • We also hope to create at least 100 new articles of Mithila Culture, History, Rituals etc which are currently not on Wikipedia and its related projects.
  • Increased community engagement
  • A feedback form will be used to gather feedback on each event which provide insights about the event and to pin what went wrong and how to best improve that before the next event.

Get involved[edit]


Community Notification[edit]

Please paste links below to where relevant communities have been notified of your proposal, and to any other relevant community discussions. Need notification tips?

Maithili Wikipedia

Project Page

Nepali Wikipedia Village Pump

Village pump link

Mailing List

The Wikimedia Nepal community as well Maithili Community has been notified via the mailing list and


Do you think this project should be selected for an Individual Engagement Grant? Please add your name and rationale for endorsing this project in the list below. (Other constructive feedback is welcome on the talk page of this proposal).

  • Support Support It seems to be helpful project. -- Soni Chaurasia (talk) 14:40, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Smaller Projects such as Maithili do need some sort of support for their growth. ---Muzammil (talk) 16:38, 29 September 2015 (UTC).
  • Support Support Introducing the Wikipedia and Maithili Wikipedia to Educational institutions is a good initiative. This should be done for all the smaller communities, so that people will be aware of Wikimedia Projects and start utilizing it, sooner or later they will start their contribution too. --Dineshkumar Ponnusamy (talk) 02:36, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support This seems like a good project and can yield great results.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 02:37, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support-Nabin K. Sapkota (talk) 02:41, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support-I am always with you guys. Great work, Keep it up-Krish Dulal 02:48, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - The languages in Indian Sub-continent, need good support. There always felt the scarcity of editors, visitors and awareness. This project may cater this need. Hence I endorse it. Ahmed Nisar (talk) 04:37, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - good project Santosh Shingare (talk) 06:15, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Maithili is new to the community, So this project might help the Maithili Wikipedia to grow. And reaching towards the student editors is a good idea. -- Sailesh Patnaik (Talk2Me|Contribs) 08:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support Strong support, it is absolutely important for those smaller wikis to grow and have good articles. This way seems to be a perfect solution. --Thomas Glintzer (talk) 09:22, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support its project helps Nepalese second language promote and use and protect language in web Nawaraj Ghimire (talk) 04:55, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - I hope this project will support the growth of Maithili Wikipedia. --Ganesh Paudel (talk) 06:12, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support-Janak Bhatta (talk) 07:40, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support-Strong support! I think this project will certainly help the growth of Mithili wiki! -Satyam Mishra --talk-- 18:00, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - worthwhile goals at a more than reasonable budget. Best, Kevin (talk) 19:00, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - In my opinion is it a good project to support! --Animagus (talk) 11:07, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support it's simple then realistic. Gadgets seems a bit too expensive but the overall cost is pretty low. I'd like to see some observation about digital divide but still it's worth a try. --Vituzzu (talk) 11:09, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support रमेश सिंह बोहरा (talk) 06:01, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support 06:05, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support देवराज पौडेल (talk) 06:19, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support NehalDaveND (talk) 11:20, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  • Support Support - Nirmal Dulal (talk) 08:27, 11 October 2015 (UTC)