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Project status[edit]

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

Activities and lessons learned[edit]


During 19th Kannada Wikipedians meetup organized at Bangalore, 18 Kannada Wikipedians met and suggested for celebrating 13th anniversary of Kannada Wikipedia. It was also suggested that this activity should be associated with several editathons and photo-walks. Each of the Wikipedians shared responsibilities and this page was used as responsibility allocation. Four focused editathons were organised in four different cities in Karnataka converging to the celebrations. Female Writers and Achievers of Coastal Karnataka was the theme of editathon at Mangalore, Science related topics was theme at Bengaluru editathon, Kannada literature was the theme for en:Mysore editathon and Mechanical engineering was the theme at Sagara editathon. Photowalks were organised at Sagara and Pilikula (Magaluru). Followup activities happened at the four cities again. Full report of the main event is available in Kannada here.

Lessons learned[edit]

What lessons were learned that may help others succeed in similar projects, or that may change the way you are doing this project?
What went well, or is going well?
We used Editathon worklist in organising the pre-event editathons. We kept in mind Photography guidelines while taking up photowalks. Almost the entire community was part of the event either physically or virtually. In all, about 70 new Wikipedians, 235 articles, 2.226289 MB of content was added (excluding photos).
What did not go well, or is not going well?
Internet connectivity has been an issue which was a major interruption at times during editathons, but was fixed. Though it was flaky all through during the main event.All the community members could not be involved physically as some of them were from far off places like Mumbai.
From your answers above, do you plan to change anything you are doing as your project continues?
As the editathons were focused on content creation, and no emphasis was made on empowering existing editors; hereafter an advanced editor session involving introducing new Wikipedia tools, scripts, gadgets, etc will also be included.

Outcomes and impact[edit]


Provide the original project goal here.
To commemorate 13 years of Kannada Wikipedia and to strengthen Kannada Wikipedia community, its outreach efforts. To increase reach of Kannada Wikipedia through print and electronic media, social networking.
Do you expect to reach your project's goal? Why or why not?
The project goal has been reached as we have celebrated 13 years celebrations with 113 participants - a mix of existing and new Wikipedians at Mangalore. About 9 media mentions came in print media.

Progress towards targets and goals[edit]

Measures of success[edit]

Project metrics

Project metrics Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation
4 thematic editathons at 4 cities 8 thematic editathons at the 4 cities (one followup each) As it was suggested on talk page to do one follow up activity each, 4 more were editathons are done.
10 media mentions 9 media mentions blogs are not counted, otherwise it would be more than target.
four projects on Kannada Wikipedia six projects strarted two more projects were created during editathons
50 thematic photos to be added More than 200 photos were added Visit to Pilikula Nisargadhama at Mangalore resulted in more photos
offline Wikipedia (kiwix) to be distributed to 10 locations 50 flash drives with kiwix are created, 20 disbursed so far Follow up and updating of zim file will be done time to time

Global Metrics[edit]

For more information, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 16 Almost all of the very active editors involved
2. # of new editors 70 Due to internet issues, many participants could not create user accounts and do the minimal editing.
3. # of individuals involved 113 This excludes the project team.
4. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages 275 This includes the images uploaded to commons only.
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 235 This is the only count of new articles created.
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 2.226289 MB This does not include the images.
Outcomes of individual editathons
Place Date(s) Ediathon theme Bytes added Pages created Newly registered Number of edits
Mangaluru December 10, 11 and 12, 2015 Female Writers and Achievers of Coastal Karnataka 204167 100 16 1223
Bengaluru December 19 and 20, 2015 Science related topics 600663 63 3 823
Mysuru January 11, 12 and 13, 2016 Kannada literature 159942 43 10 526
Sagar January 25, 26 and 27, 2016 Mechanical engineering 194019 108 6 791
Mangaluru March 10 and 11, 2016 Medicinal and useful plants 345474 102 5 1379
Sagara March 12 and 13, 2016 Mechanical engineering 178846 23 0 536
Bengaluru April 9 and 10, 2016 Science related topics 711100 151 0 954
Charts for Outcomes
Provide an overall assessment of how your project is going according to these measures.
Though new articles created could be easily evaluated, how many existing articles on Kannada Wikipedia have been improved and by what means is difficult to evaluate. So, as per new articles added, this project brought in a good momentum to Kannada Wikipedia.
While doing this project, have you decided to track any other measures of success not listed in your grant submission? If so, please list them here.
Involvement of active Wikipedians in discussions at Village pump, exchange of barn stars and thanks on wikipedia. These would be measured after a 6 month period time on a monthly basis. And that would give a clear idea on community involvement in such topics.

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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 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.

Expenses table as per broad budget lines :

Budget line item Expenses (in INR)
Food 87,745
Transportation 29,855
Accommodation 60,780
Miscellaneous costs 19,762
SWAGs 14,770
Books 28,920
Total 241,832
Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Budgeted total Currency Notes
1 Food Masala Dosa, Soft Drink 49 INR
2 Food Buns 200 INR
3 Food Buns,Uppit 40 INR
4 Food Gobi Manchurian,PNR. BTR. Masala,Butter Roti 214 INR
5 Food Idli Vada, Buns,Bournvita,Coffee 159 INR
6 Transportation Bus 258 INR
7 Transportation Bus 75 INR
8 Food Mosambi, South Indian ML, North Indian ML, Chapathi 290 INR
9 Transportation Bus 400 INR
10 Transportation Bus 120 INR
11 Transportation Bus 120 INR
12 Transportation Bus 972 INR
13 Transportation Bus 800 INR
14 Transportation Bus 1500 INR
15 Transportation Bus 50 INR
16 Transportation Bus 2039 INR
17 Accommodation Suman Residency 4645 INR
18 Transportation Machanical Editathon - 1st half,Travelling bills,Mechanical Editathon - 2nd Half 6240 INR
19 Food Car rent,tea,breakfast,lunch,stay,DTP and internet, Courier cost, 4280 INR
20 Food tea 45 INR
21 Food Masala Dosa, Idli, uppit,Coffee 145 INR
22 Food Vishumess & Caterers 900 INR
23 Miscellaneous expenses Photowalk 1600 INR
24 Accommodation Varadashree Lodge 1200 INR
25 Miscellaneous expenses Vijnan Computer training and DTP 350 INR
26 Transportation Anitha PH's Bus Charge 305 INR
27 Transportation Bus 55 INR
28 Transportation Bus 80 INR
29 Transportation Vidyadar C.A's Bus Charges 305 INR
30 Transportation Bus 55 INR
31 Transportation Bus 180 INR
32 Food Lunch,tes, lunch, DTP & Internet Courier Cost 1350 INR
33 Food Lunch,Tea, Coffee 420 INR
34 Food Mini North, Ice Cream Scoop 600 INR
35 Miscellaneous expenses Vijnan Computer training and DTP cost 300 INR
36 GMS 30 INR
37 Transportation Bus 50 INR
38 Transportation Sugama Tourist 650 INR
39 Transportation Ganesh Travels 650 INR
40 Transportation Bus(Mangaluru to mysuru) 398 INR
41 Transportation Bus(mysuru to Mangaluru ) 401 INR
42 Transportation cab(sg palaya to texas) 134 INR
43 Miscellaneous expenses Shawl(nutan silk) 298 INR
44 Food Hotel hari kiran(lunch) 690 INR
45 Food Nandhini hotel(dinner) 1925 INR
46 Food Domino's(Bangalore) 817 INR
47 Food Hotel simbly south 2035 INR
48 Miscellaneous expenses Books from Mysoure university 5599 INR
49 Food Phalguni cashew centre 419 INR
50 Miscellaneous expenses Karnataka Banka intial deposite 1000 INR
51 Food Hotel hari kiran(lunch) 240 INR
52 Miscellaneous expenses courier 25 INR
53 Transportation Bus(bangalore to mangaluru) 775 INR
54 Transportation Bus (mangaluru to bangalore) 775 INR
55 Accommodation Hotel prestige 5098 INR
56 Transportation bus 1492 INR
57 Transportation bus 200 INR
58 Food Hotel Santhosh 35 INR
59 Food S.I. Meal, Parota, Kinley 2 ltr 298 INR
60 Transportation Petrol 1000 INR
61 Transportation B.G Shivaprash Mirji H.S.D 2000 INR
62 Food Egg Fried rise, Full meals 315 INR
63 Food Coffee, Mineral Water, Set Dosa, Onion Dosa, Idly 2 Nos 220 INR
64 Accommodation Mannars Yatrinivas 1692 INR
65 Food Shringeri Caterings (Lunch,Tea) 9000 INR
66 Food Kings Kourt Hotel ( Veg Biriyani,Curd Rice, Crispy Fried Babycorn) 505 INR
67 Accommodation Hotel (Atithi Graha) 1500 INR
68 Transportation Bus (Mangaluru to Mysuru) 562 INR
69 Transportation Bus (Mysuru to Mangaluru) 462 INR
70 Food Food 300 INR
71 Food Lunch 274 INR
72 Food kamat upachar 144 INR
73 Accommodation Hotel prestige 2098 INR
74 Food Hotel simbly south 1110 INR
75 Food Kudla(lunch) 1612 INR
76 Accommodation Suman residency 2322 INR
77 Accommodation Suman residency 4829 INR
78 Food St.Agnes college canteen 5600 INR
79 Miscellaneous expenses Certificates 527 INR
80 Food Hotel hari kiran(lunch) 4580 INR
81 Food V S caterers 27000 INR
82 Transportation Bus(Bengaluru to Mangaluru)3 2484 INR
83 Transportation Bus(mysuru to Mangaluru ) 525 INR
84 Food St.Agnes college canteen 11,600 INR
85 Accommodation Hotel Bhagini 4455 INR
86 Accommodation Hotel suman residency 10,890 INR
87 Food lunch(with out bills) 375 INR
88 Food Snacks(with out bills) 325 INR
89 Transportation Bus (mangalore to bangalore) 761 INR
90 Accommodation Hotel Prestige 10158 INR
91 Accommodation Hotel Prestige 829 INR
92 Transportation Uber (Bharat nagar to Mejestic) 181 INR
93 Transportation Uber (Yashwanthpur to bharat Nagar) 139 INR
94 Transportation Bus (Mangaluru to Bengaluru) 832 INR
95 Transportation Bus (Bengaluru to Mudabidre) 697 INR
96 Miscellaneous expenses Internet Data, Posters, Crown Rubber Stamp, Opening bank Account, Invitation Card, Digital Designing, Cirtificate Printing, Banner Printing, Petrol, Bislari mineral water, Books For Guest of Honors, DLINK Wireless Router, Photographs for the celebration. 10063 INR
97 Transportation Auto(fair) 184 INR
98 Transportation Cab 188 INR
99 Transportation cab 178 INR
100 Transportation Bus(bangalore to Manglore) 761 INR
101 Accommodation Hotel suman residency 11,064 INR
102 Food lunch 625 INR
103 Food Al cafe 125 INR
104 Transportation Auto(fare) 627 INR
105 Transportation Bus(mangalore to bangalore) 754 INR
106 Transportation cab 133 INR
107 Books Books 28920 INR
108 Food Snacks, lunch 9,074 INR

Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
INR 237,916
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)
INR 237,916
Total amount spent on this project
INR 241,832
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
INR 237,916
Are there additional sources that funded any part of this project? List them here.
YES. The additional expenses were taken from CIS-A2K's Kannada FLA funds

Remaining funds[edit]

Are there any grant funds remaining?
Answer YES or NO.