Grants:IdeaLab/Promotion of Maithili Wikipedia/Report

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Report accepted
This report for a Rapid Grant approved in FY 2017-18 has been reviewed and accepted by the Wikimedia Foundation.
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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.

Rickshaw Announcement[edit]

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.


Orientation class[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.


Siteviews Analysis[edit]

Comparison of siteviews of Maithili Wikipedia during the promotional campaign siteviews and normal siteviews is as follows-

Siteviews Analysis- Maithili Wikipedia from January to May 2018.
Siteviews Analysis- Maithili Wikipedia from May to October 2018.
Maithili Wikipedia Siteviews comparison. Normal siteviews (L) and During the promotional campaign siteviews (R).
S.N. Duration Siteviews Daily Average Notes
1 10 January 2018- 10 May 2018 522,087[1] 4,315 Normal view
2 10 May 2018- 12 October 2018 813,463[2] 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[edit]

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
1 Rickshaw Announcement 64,000 NPR
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
6 Miscellaneous Expenses 8,000 NPR
Total 1,81,145 NPR

Remaining funds[edit]

Do you have any remaining grant funds?

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
  • 1,91,500
Total amount requested from WMF
  • 1,91,500
Total amount spent on this project
  • 1,81,145
Remaining amount from this project
  • 10,355
Remaining funds have been used or will be used for other approved mission-aligned activities. This use has been requested in writing and approved by WMF.

Anything else[edit]

Anything else you want to share about your project?

Working on new project always gives us energy and motivate us to face the challenges.