Grants:IdeaLab/Promotion of Maithili Wikipedia/Report
Did you meet your goals? Are you happy with how the project went?
Yes We successfully meet our goals, what we mentioned in our Grant proposal. We have successfully completed the Rickshaw announcement campaign, Hoarding boards at different place of Rajbiraj and Meetups with interested group of peoples.
Yes, We are very happy doing this project. Through the beginning, We work hard to achieve our goals. We use our experience to connect more people to visit Maithili Wikipedia. The news about this promotional campaign was published in local newspapers of Rajbiraj.
To engage new readers for Maithili Wikipedia, the members of MWUG initiated Rickshaw announcement to inform the local people of Rajbiraj about Maithili Wikipedia. The announcement was done in all the 16 wards of Rajbiraj in 4 successful stages. Apart from the Rickshaw announcement, we have fixed the Maithili Wikipedia Content's related Hoarding boards at the most important places of Rajbiraj as well as in 7 e-rickshaw to promote the campaign. We also arranged an orientation class at Galaxy Higher Secondary School to give our Wiki related knowledge to students of 10+2 of science and management stream. At last, we arranged meetup with interested people of Rajbiraj which includes students, writers, journalists and socially aware people.
The Rickshaw announcement helped us to reach among peoples of Rajbiraj to introduce them with Maithili Wikipedia. The campaign most important task is to complete this announcement.
We also tried hard to get students into the campaign. That's why we included students of Galaxy Higher Secondary School, Rajbiraj to give them knowledge and usage of Maithili Wikipedia and Wikimedia Projects.
Posters at different places
We managed to fixed the Maithili Wikipedia Content's related Hoarding boards at the most important places of Rajbiraj as well as in more than 7 e-rickshaw to promote the campaign.
We have successfully organized the Meetups regarding Maithili Wikipedia and this promotional campaign. We meet with different students and peoples of Rajbiraj. We also managed to meet with a group of writers, journalist and socially aware people.
Participation at Wikimania 2018
I participated in a session about Introducing Wikipedia to New Readers at Wikimania 2018 as a part of panel. I talk about the promotional campaign of Maithili Wikipedia in Nepal.
Comparison of siteviews of Maithili Wikipedia during the promotional campaign siteviews and normal siteviews is as follows-
|1||10 January 2018- 10 May 2018||522,087||4,315||Normal view|
|2||10 May 2018- 12 October 2018||813,463||5,215||During the promotional campaign.|
Please report on your original project targets.
|S.N.||Target outcome||Achieved outcome||Explanation|
|1||Increased Pageviews||Increased||Target reached.|
|2||Media coverages||News published on local newspaper||Target reached.|
Projects do not always go according to plan. Sharing what you learned can help you and others plan similar projects in the future. Help the movement learn from your experience by answering the following questions:
- What worked well?
Rickshaw announcement was really exciting because it help us to gather group of people.
- What did not work so well?
Time management, otherwise everything goes under the plan.
- What would you do differently next time?
Well, We expect to organize an open space meetup (eg stadium, school ground etc) with maximum number of peoples to spread information regarding Maithili Wikipedia.
Grant funds spent
Please describe how much grant money you spent for approved expenses, and tell us what you spent it on.
|Number||Category||Item description||Actual total||Currency||Notes|
|2||Hoarding Boards||including labor charges||77,700||NPR|
|3||Communication and Courier Charges||8,000||NPR|
|4||Printing||Certificate and stationery items||7,600||NPR|
|5||Meetup space and food||15,845||NPR|
Do you have any remaining grant funds?
- Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
- Total amount requested from WMF
- Total amount spent on this project
- Remaining amount from this project
Anything else you want to share about your project?
Working on new project always gives us energy and motivate us to face the challenges.