Grants:IdeaLab/Wiki Awareness Campaign

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Wiki Awareness Campaign for Government Girls School
A major portion of our young generation (especially girls) is studying in Government run schools where there is very little emphasis of use of internet in education, leave aside any mention of Wikipedia. If we can tap into this population of future users then we shall not only be able to increase the level of Wikipedia Awareness but also reduce the gender gap considerably.
targetHindi Wikipedia
start dateMay 01
end dateMay 25
budget (local currency)17500 INR
budget (USD)270
grant typeIndividual
non-profit statusNo
created on11:08, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
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Who are the people you want to introduce Wikipedia to?[edit]

Students and Faculty of Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Prem Nagar, Karnal, Haryana, INDIA

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

English and Hindi

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

Lectures, classes, In-person

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

Studies, Assignments and general information.

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]

Both Online and In-person

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

This idea aims to create users out of a section of the population which is usually not very internet savvy. The plan includes the following:

  • First we'll arrange a lecture by local Hindi Wikipedians for the students of class XI and XII. Here they will introduce them to Wikipedia and other projects.
  • Then, we'll follow it with a practical hands on workshop for the students where they'll be free to explore their newfound source of knowledge while our experienced Wikipedians will help them with their queries.
  • After this the students will be encouraged to explore Wikipedia oon their own and note down anything they wish to discuss about their experience.
  • About a week later, we will have another discussion session with some local Wikipedians where the students could share their experiences and queries.

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

  • We'll assess the outcome on the basis of an end of the lecture quiz and feedback forms.
  • The project will be a success if it is able to create 20 new users.

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

1. Experienced Wikipedians to share their experiences with the students and how the students can learn from it.

2. Financial assistance for arranging the lectures as the schools would not provide that.

3. Some sort of giveaways for the students, like stickers and Wikipedia pins for the volunteers.

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About the idea creator[edit]

I am an Engineering Graduate who has learnt a lot from Wikipedia. This is my way of spreading the joy of free knowledge.


  • Community organizer I shall coordinate with the local editors for collaboration. Shypoetess (talk) 12:23, 16 March 2018 (UTC)


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Project plan[edit]


I'll organise a lecture and training workshops for the students of class XI and class XII and help them to experience Wikipedia.


  1. Total participation: 50
  2. New Users: 20
  3. More activity from the target group


  1. The school will provide a projector enabled lecture room; a computer lab and necessary staff.
  2. Some local volunteers have agreed to help with the refreshments and registration kits etc.
  3. I'm it talk with some experienced Hindi Wikipedians to deliver the lecture.


  1. Students' kit = 2500/-
  2. Food for 70 people (two days) = 7000/-
  3. Travel Reimbursement for speaker = 1000/-
  4. Banner = 1000/-
  5. Wiki Stickers Printing = 1000/-
  6. Prizes for Quiz Winners = 1000/-
  7. Wikipedia pens for participants = 1000/-
  8. Unforeseen expenses = 3000/-

Total = 17500/-