Grants:IdeaLab/Promotion of Maithili Wikipedia

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Promotion of Wikipedia
Encourage the users to read Maithili Wikipedia through different offline campaigns like displaying the Maithili Wikipedia Content's related hoarding boards at city center points/schools/colleges and most interestingly through Rickshaw announcement.
targetMaithili Wikipedia
start dateApril 10
start year2018
end dateJuly 10
end year2018
budget (local currency)1,91,500 NPR
budget (USD)1835 USD
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusNo
granteeBiplab Anand
contact(s)• biplabanand@gmail.com
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Audience[edit]

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

Try to be as specific as possible about this group.
Students, Writers and peoples of different backgrounds.

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

Maithili

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.
Social Media (Facebook and Whatsapp)

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?

  1. For gaining knowledge about culture, geography, languages, politics, sports, science, history and technology.
  2. Promotion of Maithili Wikipedia in different communities.

Project idea[edit]

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

Maithili

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

We will meet in-person with the interested users.

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.
To engage new readers, we are planned to go through the Rickshaw announcement to inform them about Maithili Wikipedia and display the Maithili Wikipedia Content's related Hoarding boards in Rajbiraj at the very first stage. We will do Rickshaw announcement in all the 16 wards of Rajbiraj and fix the Hoarding boards at 10 places of Rajbiraj Municipality mostly near Schools and Colleges. In the second stage, We will organized 4 Meetups to meet the interested people and make them more comfortable to Wikipedia. We share our Wiki Knowledge with them and make them interested.

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.

  1. Increased pageviews
  2. Media coverage

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?
Yes, I can implement this idea wit the help and support of MWUG members. For this project we need fund and advise from WMF Staff.

Get Involved[edit]

About the idea creator[edit]

Hi, I am Biplab Anand from Nepal. I am active contributor of Wikimedia projects. I have done outreach activities to promote wikipedia in Nepal.

Participants[edit]

  • Volunteer I am interested to promote Maithili Wikipedia as encouraging students,writers and peoples from different backgrounds to let them know about Wikipedia's Articles. KK 13:52, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm very glad to be part of it and ready to help in this great idea. — Tulsi Bhagat (talk) 14:34, 9 February 2018 (UTC)

Endorsements[edit]

Expand your idea[edit]

Would a grant from the Wikimedia Foundation help make your idea happen? You can expand this idea into a grant proposal.

Expand into a Rapid Grant

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@wikimedia.org for help!

Project plan[edit]

Activities[edit]

To engage new readers, we are planned to go through the Rickshaw announcement to inform them about Maithili Wikipedia and display the Maithili Wikipedia Content's related Hoarding boards in Rajbiraj at the very first stage. We will do Rickshaw announcement in all the 16 wards of Rajbiraj and fix the Hoarding boards at 10 places of Rajbiraj Municipality mostly near Schools and Colleges. In the second stage, We will organized 4 Meetups to meet the interested people and make them more comfortable to Wikipedia. We share our Wiki Knowledge with them and make them interested. The organizers will help us to make this projects successful in every order.
Maithili Wikipedia Community Discussion- link

Impact[edit]

  • Increased pageviews of Maithili Wikipedia
  • Media coverage
  • Meetup participants - 80+

Resources[edit]

We have a experienced team of Wikimedians with good track record. We need funds from WMF to execute the project.

S.No. Category Item description Actual total Currency Notes
1 Rickshaw Announcement 80,000 NPR 2 days announcement in each 16 wards of Rajbiraj.
2 Hoarding Boards 75,500 NPR 10 hoarding boards (4×4 size with iron stand)
3 Communication and Courier Charges Internet and Recharge cards 8,000 NPR
4 Certificates Meetup Participants 3,500 NPR
5 Stationery Items 1,500 NPR
6 Meetup space and food 18,000 NPR for 4 meetups
10 Miscellaneous Expenses 5,000 NPR
Total 1,91,500 NPR