Grants:IdeaLab/Awareness program and workshop at state govt schools in west bengal

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Awareness program and workshop at state govt schools in west bengal
the idea to educate and inspire local students in West Bengal to expand the encyclopedia in the local language(for West Bengal, India is Bengali).
targetBengali Wikipedia
start dateJune 23
end dateAugust 25
budget (local currency)31200 INR
budget (USD)480 USD
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusNo
contact(s)• Jhalmuri(_AT_)
created on17:48, 3 February 2018 (UTC)


Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.

In what languages do they search for information, online or otherwise?[edit]


In what ways does this group communicate with each other?[edit]

This can include services and apps in social media, mailing lists, physical spaces like conferences or lectures, or at specific institutions like at a library.
Facebook, Telegram, SMS, Twitter, Conference, Mailing list

What are some reasons this group would use Wikipedia? How would they benefit from it, or what would they find useful?[edit]

Think about what they would be interested in reading and learning about; does Wikipedia provide better access to information this group cares about?
encyclopedia in Bengali, easy and citeable access towards the information and "WIKIPEDIA" the brand name stand tall for itself.

Project idea[edit]

What language Wikipedia projects will you promote to new readers?[edit]


How will you communicate with new readers? Will you be communicating with them online, in-person, or both?[edit]

I will be inviting students of local school and universities via email.

Describe your idea to engage new readers. How might it be implemented? What will you tell people about Wikipedia?[edit]

Think about the steps that might involved to make this idea happen, and what you might teach people about your experience or others' experiences using Wikipedia.
encourage students to create a school project with Wikipedia in local language(bn)

How will you know if this project is successful? What are some outcomes that you can share after the project is completed?[edit]

If you’re not certain about how to respond to this question when starting your idea, you do not need to answer it right now. Campaign participants and Wikimedia Foundation staff can help you consider some options.

Do you think you can implement this idea? What support do you need?[edit]

Do you need people with specific skills or resources to complete this idea? Are there any financial needs for this project? Do you need advising from Wikimedia Foundation staff?
advertise from Wikimedia Foundation staff local Wikipedia contributor

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

Wiki Enthusiast


  • Researcher I am doing the research part. Jhalmuri (talk) 17:50, 3 February 2018 (UTC)


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Items Amount
poster 8pcs 800
handbook 210pcs 2100
flex 2pc 1200
flag 300 300
certificate 200pcs 10000
badge 210pcs 6300
gift box(Ball pen 50 INR) 210pc 10500
Total 31200

No funding needed?[edit]

Does your idea not require funding, but you're not sure about what to do next? Not sure how to start a proposal on your local project that needs consensus? Contact Chris Schilling on-wiki at I JethroBT (WMF) (talk · contribs) or via e-mail at cschilling(_AT_) for help!

Project plan[edit]




Awareness among the school students in local language


Right now, I am taking care of the whole idea. But I have some contacts who will join me(probably 2 to 4 friends), who have a basic idea of Wikipedia and editing