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Grants:PEG/User:Ganesh Paudel - Wikipedia Expansion Program in Nepal/Report1

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12th Anniversary celebration Editathon, Talks and Cake party[edit]

Compliance and completion[edit]

Did you comply with the requirements specified by WMF in the grant agreement?
Answer YES or NO.
Is your project completed?
Answer YES or NO.
Did you use any of the grant funds?
Answer YES or NO.

Activities and lessons learned[edit]

This section describes what the grantee did, and what the grantee learned from implementing the project. This section should be useful to others implementing similar projects and is an opportunity for the grantee to reflect on the project's performance.


Provide a detailed list of activities performed to complete this project, descriptions of these activities, and the amount of time spent on each activity. This section should also include a list of participants, or a link to pictures, blog posts, or videos from the project or event.

Activity Nepali Wikipedia TH Anniversary and one day editathon[edit]

One day Editathon

  • Input = A guided Wikipedia editathon have been conducted with 120 Participants
  • Output = User created, articles were improved, new articles created in Nepali and English Wikipedia.
  • Outcome = Transformation of knowledge to create accounts in Wikipedia, logging in, editing articles and creating new ones.

Talk Program

  • Input = Talks from Wikipedia, Language experts, Academics/Literatures, Wikipedia contributors, Best contributor from the one day editathon.
  • Output = Participants were aware about activities on Wikipedia and other activities related to Nepali literature and languages.
  • Outcome = Transferred knowledge to inject interest to contribute in Wikipedia of local languages.

Cake party

  • Input = Cake and anniversary wishes.
  • Output = 200 people participated in the anniversary clelebration.
  • Outcome = People marked at least one Wikimedia event in Nepal.
Lessons learned[edit]
What lessons were learned that may help others succeed in similar projects? Consider the following questions and respond with 1 - 2 paragraphs.
What went well?
The graduates from Wikipedia Eduction Program - I (Holding Wikipedia Driving License) conducted the editathon event very well.
What did not go well?
Less people from the community presented to the event
What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?
Would plan with more volunters from local educational instutions.

Activity : Media for expansion projects (Video)[edit]

Printing stickers to distribute the event participants. Progress: Stickers were not printed. Video production not done.

Lessons learned[edit]
What lessons were learned that may help others succeed in similar projects? Consider the following questions and respond with 1 - 2 paragraphs.
What went well?
What did not go well?
Could not get wider support from some of the community members.
What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?
Would love to have a team of like minded people to avoid unnecessary obstructions in activities with good will.

Project goal and measures of success[edit]

This section should reference the project goals and measures of success described in the approved grant submission. See Grants:PEG/User:Ganesh Paudel - Wikipedia Expansion Program in Nepal to review the goals and metrics listed in the approved submission.

Project goal[edit]

Provide the project goal here.
  • Celebrate the event to make regular events.
  • encourage community members to contribute to free-knowledge activities.
  • Publicize the community's work and provide public information about the wiki platform that is supporting the nation for developing free local content.
Did you achieve your project goal? How do you know your goal was achieved? Please answer in 1 - 2 paragraphs.

Measures of success[edit]

List the measures of success exactly as provided in the approved grant submission, and evaluate your project according to each measure listed there.
  1. Growth in number of edits in wiki projects
  2. Participation of people in Wikipedia activities.
Provide an overall assessment of how your project went according to these measures.
  1. Growth in number of edits -
  2. Participation of people in editathons.

Event Page Link: Wikimedians of Nepal/Twelfth Anniversary of Nepali Wikipedia

Media Coverage

If you were to plan a similar project, would you measure it differently? If yes, please explain how.
Yes, Would evaluate with some numeric measures using Wiki Matrix etc.


This section ties this project to Wikimedia's broader goals, and shows what the project accomplished.

What impact did this project have on WMF's mission and the strategic goals? Please answer in 1 -2 paragraphs and include specific measures of impact such as the number of readers or editors reached by a particular project, or the number of articles edited or improved.
Stabilize infrastructure
Increase participation
Improve quality
Increase reach
Encourage innovation
Stabilize Infrastructure-
Increase Participation - This was the largest editathon in term of number of participants. 120 people participated in the editathon held in two big halls.
Improve Quality - Through the Editathons, articles number and qualities were increased.
Increase Reach - The reach of Wikipedia knowledge was directly reached to students and other participants through talks and presentations.
Encourage Innovation -

Reporting and documentation of expenditures[edit]

This section describes the grant's use of funds


Did you send documentation of all expenses paid with grant funds to grants at wikimedia dot org, according to the guidelines here? Answer "Yes" or "No".


Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here.
These expenses should be listed in the same format as the budget table in your approved submission so that anyone reading this report may be able to easily compare budgeted vs. actual expenses.
Note that variances in the project budget over 10% per expense category must be approved in advance by Project and Event Grants program staff. For all other variances, please provide an explanation in the table below.
Item Allocated Amount Amount Spent Currency Variance Note
One day editathon 5,000.00 3,490.00 NPR 1,510.00 Referring to Note from Prakash the total expenses
Rs. 3490; Remaining Budget : 5000-3490 = Variance Rs.1510)
12Th Anniversary program (talk and cake party) 25,000.00 23,646.00 NPR 0 Venue cost= Free; Banner; Cake; candles; Knife;

Soft Drinks; Lunch packets; Lunch for volunteers and transportation

Stickers Printing 20,000.00 0 NPR 20,000.00 Not printed
Total 30,000.00 27,136.50 NPR 22,863.50