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Project status[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Is your project completed?

Activities and lessons learned[edit]


Wikipedia 15 Workshop at Sangrur[edit]

Group Photo Punjabi Wikimedians and new members from Sewa Dal Public School, Sangrur
A letter of appreciation for organizing the conference
Students working on Punjabi Wikimedian Projects-3
Wikipedia 15 Cake

Dr. Manavpreet Kaur suggested that we have a workshop on Wikipedia 15 in a school in Sangrur. We took the risk and we were amazed to see the astonishing results.

Session 1 (WIKISOURCE)[edit]
Description of the Editathon during the workshop (Wikisource)
Name no of edits absolute bytes
Aamna Sangrur 1 450
Aanchal Spain 1 1539
Chanchal Sangrur 1 2553
Damanpreet Kaur Dhiman 1 2113
Gaganjeet Sangrur 1 2519
Harmandeep Sangrur 1 750
Harmanpreetsangrur 1 2519
Harpreet Channi 1 215
Jassi Sammi 3 1775
Kamalpreet Kaur Sangrur 1 1425
Kunal Australia 2 2857
Manav Sangrur15 1 2264
Mehak Sangrur 1 1234
Mihir Sangrur 1 1776
Paras Sangrur 1 1088
Pawanpreet Kaur 1 2036
Rahul Sangrur 1 2270
Reet Sopal 1 1049
Ripanjot Kaur Sangrur 1 2319
Ritika Sangrur 1 2469
Sejalsangrur 1 2503
Simranjot Kaur Grewal 1 1455
Tamanna Sangrur 1 2309
Unknown User 1 2406

Session 2 (WIKIPEDIA)[edit]
Description of the Editathon during the workshop (Wikipedia)
Name no of edits no of aricles
(new created)
absolute bytes
Chanchal Sangrur 3 1 325
Damanpreet Kaur Dhiman 1 0 4
Gaganjeet Sangrur 1 0 4
Harpreet Channi 3 0 94
Kamalpreet Kaur Sangrur 1 0 8
Kunal Australia 3 2 1739
Mehak Sangrur 2 1 189
Mihir Sangrur 1 0 29
Muskan Sangrur 2 0 856
Reet Sopal 1 0 101
Ripanjot Kaur Sangrur 2 1 999
Ritika Sangrur 1 0 9
Simranjot Kaur Grewal 1 0 4
Yashika Madhan 6 2 1151
Survey Results[edit]

Wikipedia Workshop Kotkapura[edit]

The main organizer of this workshop was Stalinjeet. He also got support from a local organization(People's Forum Bargari) which helped in organizing and ensuring good participation at the event.

Description of workshop[edit]
Description of the Editathon during the workshop
Name no of edits absolute bytes
Amrit Joshi54 2 297
Ashmit Sachdevakkp 1 64
Buta Singh Gill
Charnjit bajakhana 3 100
Inderjeet brar 1 216
Kataria kulwinder
Khushwant bargari 1 6327
Kulwinder Kataria 2 4249
Lakhwinder Shrianwala 6 1219
Lovely Watts
Lovepreet Bhari 1 279
Mandeepchahal789 6 10006
Pawan Naad 1 208
Randeep singh sahoke 2 542
Sarwar Bargari
Sharanjit bajakhana 4 303
Sher Zalif
Sunil chandianvi 3 533
Surinder Sachdeva 2 198
Teja Singh Sidhu
ਗਿੱਲ 1 77
ਜਸਵਿੰਦਰ ਗਿੱਲ ਢਿਲਵਾਂ
ਭੁਪਿੰਦਰ ਸਿੰਘ ਬਰਗਾੜੀ
ਮੱਖਣ ਸਿੰਘ 3 50
ਰਾਜਪਾਲ ਸਿੰਘ ਸੰਧੂ
ਵਰਿੰਦਰ ਸ਼ਰਮਾ 5 1216

Lessons learned[edit]

What worked well?
A great lesson that we learned is that it is easy to motivate children to work on Wikimedia projects.
What didn't work?
Mixing veterans and newcomers proved a good pattern during Chandigarh workshop. During the workshops in this month we had limited number of veterans and we saw that it is a difficult task to maintain everyone's attention and to keep moving forward.
What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?
I think we need to try different learning patterns and then see what works best for the best age group. I think mixing newcomers and veterans has proved to be pretty successful for a gathering or around 40 people. Other learning patterns can be involved during workshops for a limited number of participants

Learning patterns[edit]

Learning pattern Six-account limit has been really helpful. Had i not read the pattern, there would have been a problem during both the workshops.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 18:41, 1 February 2016 (UTC)

Outcomes and impact[edit]


Provide the original project goal here.
The goal of this initiative is to mark the 15th birthday of Wikipedia by Punjabi Community with a number of programs. The programs aims to increase number of editors as well as the quality of articles.
Did you achieve your project goal? How do you know your goal was achieved? Please answer in 1 - 2 short paragraphs.
The goal has been achieved to some extent. We celebrated the 15th Birthday of Wikipedia by giving training to students. This surely increased the number of editors. We will wait for a few months to see how much of these editor remain active. We also plan to organize follow-up workshops as well.

Progress towards targets and goals[edit]

Project metrics

Project metrics Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
News reporting in a Punjabi newspaper Around 3 Punjabi newspapers published about the workshop. This happened because of our collaboration with the local organization People's Forum, Bargari. Here is a link to news reporting in a famous Punjabi newspaper.
We can also get feedback from Users regarding their experience and can use it in our Report We got feedback from the Wikipedia 15 participants and got some interesting statistics We got to know the many of the students have internet connection at homes and they did not know much about Wikipedia. Punjabi typing was also taught to them.

Global Metrics[edit]

We are trying to understand the overall outcomes of the work being funded across our grantees. In addition to the measures of success for your specific program (in above section), please use the table below to let us know how your project contributed to the Global Metrics. We know that not all projects will have results for each type of metric, so feel free to put "0" where necessary.

  1. Next to each required metric, list the actual outcome achieved through this project.
  2. Where necessary, explain the context behind your outcome. For example, if you were funded for an edit-a-thon which resulted in 0 new images, your explanation might be "This project focused solely on participation and articles written/improved, the goal was not to collect images."

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Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 6 + 4 = 10 Editors present at Wikipedia 15 Celebration and the active editors involved during Wikipedia Workshop Kotkapura
2. # of new editors 34 + 13 = 47 Total accounts created during both the workshops
3. # of individuals involved 40 + 30 Total number of individuals involved during both the Workshops
4a. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 1 Image added to one village article
4b. # of new images/media uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Optional) 14 + 24 = 35 All the images are related to the workshops
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 7 +
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 49405 bytes (43893 bytes on Wikisource and 5512 bytes on Wikipedia)
Learning question
Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?
Yes, We can see this from the involvement of the editors after the workshops. Some editors have taken a lot of interest and they are requesting for more workshops as well.


What impact did this project have on WMF's mission and the strategic priorities?

Option A: How did you increase participation in one or more Wikimedia projects?

Option B: How did you improve quality on one or more Wikimedia projects?

Option C: How did you increase the reach (readership) of one or more Wikimedia projects?

  • Option A: During both the workshops our main aim was to get people familiar with Wikipedia and other projects like Wikisource and Wikimedia Commons.
  1. Mumpykkp was a participant at Kotkapura workshop and he created his account on 12th February 2016. He has created 91 stub articles about villages of Punjab.
  2. This book was typed by students during the Wikipedia 15 celebration workshop.
  3. Two new articles were started by Wikipedia 15 participant Ripanjot Kaur. The students are busy with their exams at the moment, we plan to do a follow-up workshop at the school in April.

Reporting and documentation of expenditures[edit]

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Sangrur Workshop Budget[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Logistics Travel Scholarship 1 5.00 1,200 1,200 INR
2 Food & Beverages Lunch 1,492 1,492 INR
3 Food & Beverages Cake and snacks 1,000 1,000 INR
4 Stationary Printouts Per page 25 50 1,250 1,250 INR
5 Stationary Miscellaneous 110 110 INR
6 Total 5,052 INR

Kotkapura Workshop Budget[edit]

Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Cost per unit Total cost Currency Notes
1 Logistics Travel Scholarships 1 5 2,200 INR
2 Logistics Accomodation (1 night) Twin Sharing 3 3,888 INR 1,200 per room without tax
3 Food and beverages Food day 1 + Tea/Coffee and Snacks Per person 50 3590 INR
4 Food and beverages Dinner day 0 Per person 6 921 INR
5 Posters Posters and pamphlets 2 150 300 INR
6 Stationary Notepads, Pens and other things 260 INR
Total 11,159 INR

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
37,000 INR
Total amount requested from WMF (from your approved grant submission, this total will be the same as the total project budget if PEG is your only funding source)
37,000 INR
Total amount spent on this project
16,211 INR
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
16,211 INR
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Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 12,969 INR were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:PEG/Satdeep Gill/Punjabi Wikimedians Infrastructure Support.
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.
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Answer YES or NO.
Please list the total amount (specify currency) remaining here. (This is the amount you did not use, or the amount you still have after completing your grant.)
24,670 INR (3,701 INR unspent + 180 INR remaining from 3 January 2016 meetup + 20,789 INR remaining from these two workshops)
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@KHarold (WMF): If it possible can Internet for Punjabi Wikimedians Community Space be approved for one month. Installation charges: 1,150 INR + ~ 1,400 INR (one month's tariff)