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Project status[edit]

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

Activities and lessons learned[edit]

Activities[edit]

This section includes only the activity done after February 1. For the activity before February, please see Interim report.

For all media links and publications in mass media, please see Media Links

P1 - Digitization

DIY scanner in Wikimedia Armenia Office

DIY scanner was finally purchased and brought to Wikimedia Armenia office. The list of authors, whose works are in public domain was almost completed․ Authors were divided by copyright.

Because of the change of Education program scope and in order to activate Wikisource it was decided to digitize also fiction books. WM AM organizes some events on Facebook, where with the help of Armenian speakers the books which are never digitized are proofread. The quality of Armenian OCR and proofread programs are not of the best and people do not like to proofread scientific ("hard") books, that's why fiction was digitized. Digitized books include:

Since February 32 books were digitized. In 2014, 47 books were digitized in sum and used in different projects.

P2 - Wiki Loves Science

In order to sustain the achievement of Wiki Loves Science, to attract more adults professionals, WLS program was continued. Annual plan was changed, Wiki Loves Earth project budget was used for WLS. As WLS budget was doubled, measures of success was also doubled.

Additional 2 WLS Weekends were organized - 27 February - 1 March, 3-5 April. In the last WLS Weekend a discussion was organized with active project participants and the continuation of the project was discussed. Participants agreed to slightly change the project scope and targets preserving the achieved best.

See Measures of success section for the project overall results.

Global metrics

27 February - 1 March
  • Net sum: 638,829
  • Pages created: 86
  • Edits: 1088
  • Participants: 17
3-5 April
  • Net sum: 909,871
  • Pages created: 354
  • Edits: 1810
  • Participants: 22

P3 – Support and Increase active WikiClubs:

WikiClubs
Workshop in Lernapat WikiClub

WM AM continues successfully establishing new WikiClubs in different regions and villages of Armenia. We also preserved our active WikiClubs. Since February we have established a WikiClub in 1 village and in 1 city.

Preserved WikiClubs

Yerevan, Gyumri, Aparan, Yeghvard, Ashtarak, Stepanakert Wikiclubs are working on the development of Armenian Wikipedia and mainly contribute in Wikipedia. Arevatsag, Lernapat Wikiclubs are working on the development of Armenian Wictionary and contribute mainly in Wictionary[1].

Saturday workshop in WM AM office, February 7, 2015

Stepanakert WikiClub was established as a result of cooperation between Wikimedia Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Government.

Saturday workshops

Wikimedia Armenia continues organizing open workshops in WM AM office every Saturday. Anyone interested in wiki projects, wiki editing and needing assistance as well as wiki editors who want to edit in pleasant atmosphere can participate in these workshops. About 13 people participate in each workshop. Among them there are also active wiki editors of different hywikiprojects.

Laptops

As Wikimedia Armenia needed more laptops for Wikicamps and workshops organized in WM AM office where editors come mainly without laptops, we decided to purchase laptops with lower parameters with less cost. As a result we managed to buy 15 laptops instead of 7 which are used during the camps and workshops.

P4 - Educational Programs

Western Armenian teachers and journalists' group photo during Wikipedia training week.

Wikimedia Armenia Educational program successfully continues and involves new educational institutions in different regions and cities of Armenia. In 2015 Wikimedia Armenia began cooperating with Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for its "Wikipedia in Western Armenian" program. During this cooperation WM AM organized Wikipedia training week for 12 teachers and journalists of Armenian community of Lebanon, in order to involve them in wiki editing process. The aim of the event was to teach wiki editing tools, to tell about wiki movement and to prepare wiki coordinators, who will spread wiki movement in Lebanon by involving new educational, scientific and other institutions.

After a successful training week the teachers and journalists returned home and conducted a number of workshops in the Armenian schools of Lebanon. The aim of the workshops was to involve students and other professors in Wiki editing process in order they could enrich Western Armenian Wikipedia program with professional articles of their field. During the workshop the editors first of all learned typing in Western Armenian, then how to edit Wikipedia, its rules, editing tools, etc.

The teachers also helped to organize a Wiki camp in Beirut for about 50 high school students. For more details see Western Armenian report.

Since February 1 to our Educational program have joined 13 schools:

Workshop in Yerevan Mkhitar Sebastatsi EduComplex, February 2, 2015
  • Lernapat Secondary school (Lernapat Wikiclub)
  • Yaraj-C. Gulbenkian secondary college (Lebanon)
  • Ashtarak high school (Ashtarak Wikiclub)
  • Ashtarak №3 high school after P. Proshyan (Ashtarak Wikiclub)
  • Yeghishe Manukian national college (Lebanon)
  • Sahakian-Mkrtchian college (Lebanon)
  • Armenian Catholic St. Cross-Harpoian college (Lebanon)
  • Armenian Catholic Mesrpian college (Lebanon)
  • Armenian Gospel college (Lebanon)
  • Armenian Gospel Shamlian-Tatikian college (Lebanon)
  • Armenian Gospel Kedronakan high college (Lebanon)
  • Pannational M. & H. Arslanian seminary (Lebanon)
  • L. & S. Yakobian national collge (Lebanon)

Preserved Educational Institutions from the 1st round:

  • Yerevan №190 high school after G. Gulbenkian
  • Vanadzor №11 high school after A․ Griboyedov
  • Yeghvard №2 school after H. Tadevosyan (Yeghvard Wikiclub)
  • Yeghvard №1 high school (Yeghvard Wikiclub)
  • Aparan №1 school after V. Yeghiazaryan (Aparan Wikiclub)
  • Aparan high school (Aparan Wikiclub)
  • Ashtarak №4 secondary school after S. Shahaziz (Ashtarak Wikiclub)
  • Ashtarak №1 secondary school after N. Ashtaraketsi (Ashtarak Wikiclub)
  • Arevatsag secondary school (Arevatsag Wikiclub)

The joint editing statistics of the schools and the clubs in Wikipedia and Wiktionary can be found in Wikimedia Armenia Education program page in Outreach.

Education program metrics February-June

Wikipedia
  • Participants - 632
  • Net Sum - 68,445,441
  • Edits - 33,979
  • Newly registered - 240
  • New articles - 21,320
Wiktionary
  • Particpants - 357
  • Net Sum - 11,254,895
  • Edits - 20,264
  • Newly registered - 48
  • New word entries - 14,802
  • Improved word entries - 3000+

P5 – GLAM

During the workshop at Hay Girq bookstore
  • Workshop was organized in "Hay Girq Bookstore" where different contemporary Armenian authors, readers and other people gathered together to learn wikiediting tools and enrich Armenian Wikipedia with articles of Armenian cinematography.
  • Armenian GLAM team in collaboration with Armenian Medical Museum, and the head of Museum Haroutyun Minassian provided us with huge deal of materials about doctors, which was digitized by Wikimedia Armenia. Now Armenian community works on those texts making them into Wiki articles. Dr. Haroutyun Minassian's book is called "Armenian doctors repressed and massacred in Ottoman Empire". He also has provided images from archive of Armenian Medical Museum. The book was scanned and uploaded in Commons and Wikisource. After making lists in cooperation page, the editors created over 561 articles in Eastern Armenian and 70 in Western Armenian[2].
  • WM AM Nagorno Karabakh WikiClub volunteers cooperated with Vahram Balayan, who agreed to provide 2 books under CC 4.0 license. These 2 books are about Nagorno Karabakh, its history, geography, culture etc (Artsakh History & Nagorno Karabakh). Books were digitized and put on Commons. Later on the base of these free sources articles on Nagorno Karabakh will be created and improved.
  • Another author - Artush Sanosyan, provided his 2 books, which are about Armenian history and geography. These books are now reliable free sources for Wikipeda Education Program students. Some of them write articles on the base of these materials.
  • National Library of Armenia provided Western Armenian books for WikiCamp Lebanon, which were digitized by Wikimedia Armenia. National Library of Armenia expressed its willingness to collaborate with Wikimedia Armenia in other projects as well.

P6 - Expand Wiki Commons

  • Photo project called "Famous Armenians photo project" was continued. WM AM volunteers took photos of famous Armenians and uploaded them in Commons. After February WM AM volunteer Armine Aghayan took photos of about 120 famous Armenians and celebrities. 210 photos of famous Armenians were uploaded to Commons in total.

P7 - International Projects

Wikimedia Conference 2015
WM AM participants in Evaluation and Program Design Pre-Conference Day

Wikimedia Armenia had 2 participants in Wikimedia Conference 2015 annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations in Berlin, Germany. The conference was an opportunity to exchange ideas with other Wikimedia movement members. We exchanged useful information for our organizations, discussed the grants, fundraising and finances, the movement’s strategy and future.

The conference helped to learn about other Wikimedia chapters' experience and activities, to get acquainted with new people for further cooperation as well as motivated the Armenian participants continue working on WM AM projects with more enthusiasm and new ideas after returning home.

Wikipedia conference Yerevan 2015

WikiConference Yerevan 2015 was the third international Wikipedia conference in Yerevan. It was held at the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts on 19-20th of June. Its goals were the development and the promotion of wiki projects, free knowledge and open culture in Armenia and the neighboring region, as well as bringing together new and experienced wiki editors and providing an environment for them to share their experience and knowledge with each other.

Jan-Bart de Vreede giving interview during the Yerevan conference.

Though there were 300 people registered online less came to the conference (about 100 people). Among the conference participants, there were experienced Wikipedians, Wikipedia Education Program students, participants from different WM AM projects (Wiki Loves Science, Wikipedia for Teachers, GLAM etc.), representatives from the Ministry of Culture and cultural institutions (including the Deputy Minister of Culture, Arev Samuelyan, museum representatives, etc.), other interested people.

We had guests from Wikimedia Foundation who had speeches in the conference: WMF Chair of the Board of Trustees - Jan-Bart de Vreede, Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities - Asaf Bartov, WMF Wikipedia Education Program Manager - Anna Koval and GLAMwiki Coordinator, Europeana - Liam Wyatt.[3]

As a part of the conference a four-day seminar was organized in Aghveran for teachers of different regions of Armenia (May 27-31). The aim of the seminar was to spread wikimovement in different regions of Armenia and involve new editors and volunteers in WM AM projects. A month before an announcement was made during which 70 teachers applied to the seminar. After the interview WM AM chose 29 teachers who could participate in the event. During the seminars the teachers learned about wikimovement and wikiprojects, learned editing tools and the principles of editing in Wikipedia as well as improved and created a number of articles.

WM CEE Spring 2015

Armenian Wikipedia community participated in CEE Spring 2015 project from 21 March - May 31. The goal of the project was to support article creation about every country in region on every Wikipedia in region. Armenian Wikipedia had 32 editors who participated in the project. All in all 779 articles were written, 333 from prepared list. The most written articles are about Albania (115 articles). The winner was Armenuhi Voskanyan who wrote 255 articles. As there are visa issues for Armenian citizens to travel to Macedonia, the Armenian winner participant couldn't apply and travel to CEE Spring Camp.

Wikipedia Educational Conference

There was no EduWiki conference organized during this period.

P8 - General Wikimedia Office management

Wikimedia Armenia's new chapter office in Yerevan officially opened on 19 June 2015 with a grand ceremony. The President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, the Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan, and the Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan all attended. Benefactor and Intellectual Renaissance Foundation founder Artur Janibekyan, with whom WM AM cooperates, attended as well. Also in attendance were representatives from the Wikimedia Foundation and the Wikimedia movement: Jan-Bart de Vreede (Chair of the Board of Trustees), Asaf Bartov (Senior Program Officer, Emerging Wikimedia Communities), Anna Koval (Manager, Wikipedia Education Program), and Liam Wyatt (GLAMwiki Coordinator, Europeana).

The following core issues were discussed in the meeting:

  • To include the study of wiki editing tools in the national school curriculum. Similar programs have been successfully implemented in such countries education curriculum as Israel, Serbia and France. The possibility to make a similar program work in Armenia. Options and obstacles. The ways to solve existing problems.
  • Discussions concerning possible changes in the Copyright and Related rights law of Armenia, in particular, in terms of protection of economic rights of the author (Article 37).
  • Wider cooperation within the GLAMwiki program (cooperation with galleries, libraries, archives, and museums), which aims at digitizing scientific-cultural heritage, its preservation, and expansion and translation into other languages.

All these issues are very important and a possibility was created to raise them at the governmental level, which would enable Wikimedia editors to add more content to the Wikimedia projects, as well as will help involve more editors and volunteers in the wiki movement, and enlarge the scope of Wikimedia Armenia's cooperation with educational, cultural, and scientific institutions nationwide.

This event was widely covered in the Armenian media. 1 2 3 4 It was also covered by Armenian Public Television, Armenia TV, ATV and many other TV channels.

P9 - Activities that lead to the introduction of Western Armenian as a language in Wikipedia

WM AM president Susanna Mkrtchyan introduces WM AM program at Pan-national educational council.

WM AM president Susanna Mkrtchyan had an exploratory visit to Beirut, Lebanon on 7-14 March 2015. As a pre-step of the development of the "Western Armenian Wikipedia" project, she met different educational, social, and media representatives from the Armenian Diaspora.

During her visit, WM AM president introduced Wikimedia Armenia, its goals, projects, and strategy, which are to create contacts with people who will spread the Wiki movement in Lebanon. Susanna Mkrtchyan also introduced the "Western Armenian Wikipedia" project in details, and the important role it has in the development and preservation of Western Armenian as a language.

As a result of a number of meetings, it was decided to organize a training week in Armenia for teachers and journalists who would agree to be the coordinators of the Western Armenian Wikipedia project in Lebanon, to recruit new editors, and to spread the Wiki movement.

In addition, the participants also decided to organize a Summer Wiki camp for schoolchildren in Lebanon, which will also promote the program[4].

Group photo of WikCamp Beirut, Lebanon.

On April 3, twelve participants arrived in Armenia from Beirut. During the training week a number of discussions took place such as: where to start from, how to involve more people, how to spread the movement, what problems do we face, and how to solve them, how the Wikipedia Education program works in Armenia, how and when to organize a Wikicamp for students in Lebanon. The participants learned Wiki editing tools after which they created their own articles in Western Armenian. The editors stated that Wikipedia is the best way of preserving Western Armenian, which is considered to be an endangered language in some countries.

A WikiCamp was organized in Lebanon, Beirut in August 3-12. 40 Western Armenian speaker high school student campers from different regions of Lebanon and schools of Wikipedia Education Program joined the camp. Among campers there were also 4 from Armenia, who were chosen to travel to Beirut as an appreciation for their activity in wiki movement and editing process. This camp will be separately reported later this year[5].

For other Western Armenian program activities, please see Western Armenian program reports for January-April and May-July.

Lessons learned[edit]

What worked well?
P1 - Digitization - DIY scanner was finally purchased and brought to Wikimedia Armenia office. We digitize fiction books along with scientific ones. We have organized some events on Facebook, where with the help of Armenian speakers we proofread books which were never digitized. All in all 32 books were digitized.
P2 - Wiki Loves Science - The project is an ongoing one and can be considered successful because we have involved different specialists who enrich Armenian Wikipedia with high quality articles of their field. The project is a great motivation for them and they continue editing. Since February 20 new participants joined the project. The editors have created 598 articles and improved 185 articles.
P3 – Support and Increase active WikiClubs: - The project is very successful. We have added the number of clubs which help us to increase reach in different regions of Armenia and involve more people in the movement.
P4 - Educational Programs - Educational programs are also very successful. More schools and students have joined our program. A number of workshops are being organized to involve more educational institutions.
P5 – GLAM Since February we began to collaborate with several GLAM institutions. Particularly with the Armenian Medical Museum which provided us books about doctors under free license which were digitized and uploaded to commons. 561 articles in Eastern Armenian and 70 in Western Armenian were written in Armenian Wikipedia based on the provided material. WM AM Nagorno Karabakh WikiClub volunteers cooperated with Vahram Balayan, who agreed to provide 2 books under CC 4.0 license. Another author - Artush Sanosyan, provided his 2 books. National Library of Armenia provided Western Armenian books for WikiCamp Lebanon. All the books are digitized and uploaded to the Commons.
P6 - Expand Wiki Commons - "Famous Armenians photo project" was continued. After February WM AM volunteer Armine Aghayan took photos of about 120 famous Armenians and celebrities. 210 photos of famous Armenians were uploaded to Commons in total.
P7 - International Projects - Wikimedia Armenia had 2 participants in Wikimedia Conference 2015 annual meeting of all Wikimedia organizations in Berlin, Germany. The conference was an opportunity to exchange ideas and useful information with other wikimedia movement members. Armenian Wikipedia community participated in CEE Spring 2015 project from 21 March - May 31. Armenian Wikipedia had 32 editors who participated in the project. All in all 779 articles were written. Wikimedia Armenia organized WikiConference Yerevan 2015 which was the third international Wikipedia conference in Yerevan. One of its goals was to bring together new and experienced wiki editors and to provide an environment for them to share their experiences and knowledge with each other.
P8 - General Wikimedia Office management - Wikimedia Armenia's new office in Yerevan officially opened on 19 June 2015 with a grand ceremony. A number of officials including the President of RA and WMF guests participated in the ceremony.
P9 - Activities that lead to the introduction of Western Armenian as a language in Wikipedia - A number of activities were performed for the development of the program "Western Armenian in Wikipedia". Particularly, WM AM president Susanna Mkrtchyan introduced WM AM program at Pan-national educational council, after which twelve teachers and journalists of the Armenian community in Lebanon arrived in Armenia from Beirut for wiki training week on April 3. After returning home they conducted a number of workshops in the Armenian schools of Lebanon. As a result Wikimedia Armenia with the help of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation organized a WikiCamp for Western Armenian high school students in Lebanon, Beirut in August 3-12.
What didn't work?

There were 300 people registered online to the Wikipedia Conference Yerevan 2015 but less came to the conference (about 100 people). The reason is that the conference first day coincided with the WM AM office opening ceremony. The conference was planned to take place in the second half of the day but as the opening ceremony lasted more, the conference began a bit later and there were people who couldn't wait and left before the conference opening.

What would you do differently if you planned a similar project?

The majority of WM AM projects are ongoing projects and we continue their realization and development the same way because we have succeeded in the past. The only thing that we would like to change is connected with the above mentioned, i.e. it is difficult to organize 2 events simultaneously especially when one of the events is promoted more than the other one.

Learning patterns[edit]

Outcomes and impact[edit]

Outcomes[edit]

Provide the original project goal here.

For digitization project we had to complete the list of Armenian authors whose works are in public domain, buy DIY scanner and scan books mentioned in the grant. For WLS to organize more workshops and involve more participants. For wikiclubs to continue organizing workshops outside Yerevan, in different regions and involve more people, open new Wikiclubs based on active editors. For education program to involve more schools and teachers to Wikipedia Education program. Expand "Famous Armenians photo contest", to participate in international projects and events. Organize Wikipedia Conference Yerevan 2015 and WM AM new office opening ceremony. For Western Armenian project to make an exploratory visit to Lebanon to assess the possibility of Wiki Camp implementation in the country, organize a Wikicamp for Western Armenian speakers and train teachers from Armenian Diaspora communities, create local wiki communities in Armenian schools of Diaspora.

Did you achieve your project goal? How do you know your goal was achieved? Please answer in 1 - 2 short paragraphs.

We have achieved the majority of our goals - the authors' list is done, the scanner is purchased and a number of books are scanned. 2 WLS weekends are organized and new participants involved. A number of workshops are organized outside Yerevan, new participants are involved and new wikiclubs are opened based on them. A number of new schools and teachers are also involved in WM AM Educational project. "Famous Armenians" photo contest was successfully continued. Armenian Wikipedia community and WM AM has participated in international projects and events. The conference and WM AM new office opening ceremony was organized in Yerevan. Western Armenian project successfully continues - wikicamp was organized in Lebanon, Western Armenian teachers and students are involved in wikiprojects. For more details see Project metrics section.

Progress towards targets and goals[edit]

Project metrics

Target outcome Achieved outcome Explanation

P1 - Digitization

80

47

P2 - Wiki Loves Science

Number of newly registered editors - 80

Number of new members - 4

Number of new articles - 1000

Number of articles created and expanded within projects and during events - 200

Additional good and featured article in Armenian Wikipedia - 4

Number of newly registered editors - 147

Number of new members - 4

Number of new articles - 1604 (Category of created articles), 700 improved (Category)

Number of articles created and expanded within projects and during events - 802 (Sum of WLS Weekend metrics)

Additional good and featured article in Armenian Wikipedia - 4 (DNA, Hypertension, Viruses, Aram Khachatryan)

P3 – Support and Increase active WikiClubs:

Number of new wikiclubs created - 7, specifically one wikimedian in the cities Vanadzor, Yeghvard, Ashtarak, Talin, Aparan, Goris, Stepanakert (Artsakh)

Number of newly registered editors - 40

Number of new members - 7

Number of new articles - 23,000

Additional good and featured article in Armenian Wikipedia - 6

Number of new wikiclubs created - 7

Number of newly registered editors - 228

Number of new members - 0

Number of new articles - 35,417

Additional good and featured article in Armenian Wikipedia - 2

P4 - Educational Programs

Number of new schools participating in Wikipedia Armenia Educational Programs - 8

Maintain number of schools currently participating in Wikipedia Armenia Educational Programs - 7

Number of newly registered editors - 40

Number of new members - 2

Number of new articles - 4,100

Number of new schools participating in Wikipedia Armenia Educational Programs - 22

Maintain number of schools currently participating in Wikipedia Armenia Educational Programs - 15

Number of newly registered editors - 74

Number of new members - 2

Number of new articles - 5,600

P5 – GLAM

GLAM cooperation: Matenadaran (content material for 10 articles)- National Library of Armenia (5 digitized books, content material for 10 articles), Erebuni Museum (content material for 10 articles)

Number of newly registered editors - 6

Number of new members - 3

Number of new articles - 30 additional good and featured article in Armenian Wikipedia - 6

GLAM cooperation: Matenadaran - 0, National Library of Armenia-10, Erebuni Museum-0

Number of newly registered editors - 16

Number of new members - 0

Number of new articles - 651

Additional good and featured article in Armenian Wikipedia - 0

P7 - International Projects

Bring back Ideas or provide ideas for implementation within Armenia and/or other countries from Wikimania 2014, WMСEE 2014, WMCON 2015, Education Conference: 1 / 1 / 1 / 2

Number of participating countries in Wikipedia Armenia 2015 Conference - 8

Bring back Ideas or provide ideas for implementation within Armenia and/or other countries from Wikimania 2014, WMСEE 2014, WMCON 2015, Education Conference: 1 / 1 / 1 / 2

Number of participating countries in Wikipedia Armenia 2015 Conference - 3

P8 - General Wikimedia Office management

Move to new office space by July 15, 2015

Done

P9 - Activities that lead to the introduction of Western Armenian as a language in Wikipedia

Number of articles in Western Armenian: 1000

Number of newly registered editors - 10

Number of new members - 7

Good and featured article in Western Armenian Wikipedia - 2

Number of articles in Western Armenian: more than 2000

Number of newly registered editors - 26

Number of new members - 3

Good and featured article in Western Armenian Wikipedia - 0


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."

For more information and a sample, see Global Metrics.

Metric Achieved outcome Explanation
1. # of active editors involved 159+ Education program & Wikiclubs 67 - Wikipedia, 71 - Wiktionary, WLS - 21, number of active editors from other projects is not known
2. # of new editors 491+ 147 (WLS), 228 + 74 (Education Program & Wikiclubs), 16 (GLAM), 26 (Western Armenian)
3. # of individuals involved 1,417+ ~280 (WLS), ~1000 (Education program & Wikiclubs), ~30 (Western Armenian project), 5 (International project particpants), 100+ (Wikipedia Conference Yerevan), 2 (Digitization)
4a. # of new images/media added to Wikimedia articles/pages Not known
4b. # of new images/media uploaded to Wikimedia Commons (Optional) 210 and more 210 by "Famous Armenians" project
5. # of articles added or improved on Wikimedia projects 31,528+ and more articles on Wikipedia, 14,802 on Wiktionary This numbers include 21,320 + 4,404 + 849 + 14,802 (Education program & Wikiclubs), 1,604 created, 700 improved (WLS), 651 (GLAM), 2,000+ (Western Armenian project)
6. Absolute value of bytes added to or deleted from Wikimedia projects 123,390,591+ Educational Program & Wikiclubs Wikipedia - 101,016,761 Wiktionary - 18,236,733, WLS Weekends - 638,829, 909,871, 771 470, 971,138, 845,789, Rest is not known
Learning question
Did your work increase the motivation of contributors, and how do you know?

WM AM projects has significantly increased our contributors' motivation which is seen by their activity. Many of the new participants as well as experienced editors continue editing in different wikiprojects and help in involving new people in the movement.

Progress toward goals
P1 - Digitization Progress 60.svg
P2 - Wiki Loves Science Progress 100.svg
P3 - WikiClubs Progress 100.svg
P4 - Educational Programs Progress 100.svg
P5 - GLAM Progress 50.svg
P6 - Expand Wiki Commons Progress 100.svg
P7 - International Projects Progress 100.svg
P8 - General Wikimedia Office management Progress 100.svg
P9 - Western Armenian project Progress 100.svg


Impact[edit]

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?

One of WM AM primary goals is the increasing and sustaining the participation in Armenian Wikimedia projects. That's why WM AM organizes different workshops for different auditorium and in different cities of Armenia. Besides, each Saturday WM AM organizes open workshops for those who want to contribute in wikiprojects but don't know how.

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

Improving the quality of Armenian wikiprojects is one of our essential issues. We organize different inner projects involving experienced editors and specialists for the improvement of the content. For example within Wikipedia Education Program we have improved all the 3000+ (at that time there were only 3000+) Armenian words in Wiktionary. Currently we have 3 ongoing projects in Armenian Wikipedia - Wiki loves Science (which is aimed at improving educational articles by professionals of their field), Unsourced articles improvement and Stub articles improvement

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

WM AM intensively works on increasing the reach of wikimovement outside Yerevan. That's why we organize workshops in different regions of Armenia and on base of active participants establish wikiclubs.

Reporting and documentation of expenditures[edit]

This section describes the grant's use of funds

Documentation[edit]

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".
Yes

Expenses[edit]

Please list all project expenses in a table here, with descriptions and dates. Review the instructions here.
For the detailed budget of first term, please see Grant interim report, Expanses section
Number Category Item description Unit Number of units Actual cost per unit Actual total Spent during second term Remained after first term Currency
P1 Digitization
1 Equipment DIY scanner 1 scanner 1 500,000 500,000
2 Equipment Camera Canon A2500 1 camera 2 51,300 102,600
3 Shipping Shipping cia DHL from New York to Yerevan 1 283,375 283,375
4 Equipment SD card 1 sd card 2 4,000 8,000
5 Equipment USB cord 1 cord 2 1,500 3,000
6 Equipment Raspberry Pie 1 pie 1 26,400 26,400
7 Equipment Extension cord 1 cord 1 5,000 5,000
Total 928,375 600,000 AMD
P2 Wiki loves science
WLS 4
8 Food and accommodation Food and accommodation 1 person 20 18,000 360,000
9 Transportation Buses to/from Aghveran 1 bus 2 49,000 98,000
WLS 5
10 Food and accommodation Food and accommodation 1 person 32 18,000 576,000
11 Transportation Buses to/from Aghveran 1 bus 2 54,000 108,000
Total 1,142,000 1,334,600 AMD
P3 Support and increase active Wikiclubs
Meetups
12 Food Sweets, disposable tableware for Saturday meetups and workshops 1 month 5 29,000 145,000
Laptops
13 Equipment Laptop Lenovo Ideapad G5045 1 laptop 14 129,000 1,806,000
14 Equipment Laptop Lenovo Ideapad G5070 (for the DIY scanner) 1 laptop 1 329,000 329,000
Wikiclubs
15 Transportation and food Opening ceremonies and visits to Wikiclubs 490,000 490,000
Total 2,770,000 2,755,000 AMD
P5 GLAM
16 Workshops and transportation Money needed for GLAM workshops and transportation - - 200,000 200,000
Total 200,000 200,000 AMD
P7 International projects
WM Conference 2015
17 Transportation Two way travel ticket for 2 Armenian participants to Berlin (travel insurance included) 1 ticket 2 210,235 420,470
18 Transportation Taxi costs from/to airport 1 23,100 23,100
19 Visa Visa costs 1 visa 2 18,000 36,000
20 Accommodation and food Accommodation and food for Armenian participants in Berlin 1 person 2 380,471 760,942
Wikipedia Conference Yerevan 2015 and Teacher training week
21 Food Coffee break for conference participants 1 day 2 210,000 420,000
22 Venue Conference place costs 0 0
23 T-shirts Conference t-shirts 1 t-shirt 300 4,800 1,440,000
24 Banner Conference banner 1 banner 4 24,500 98,000
25 Badges Conference badges 1 badge 50 191 9,550
26 Schedule Conference schedule 1 schedule 200 280 56,000
27 Equipment Translation Equipment 1 day 2 50,000 100,000
28 Interpreter Interpreter costs 1 day 2 50,000 100,000
Teacher training week 0
29 Transportation Transportation of teachers to/from Aghveran Yerevan 2 bus 2 82,000 164,000
30 Banner Training banner 1 1 22,000 22,000
31 Badges Training badges 1 badge 80 50 4,000
32 Certificate Training certificate 1 certificate 20 350 7,000
33 Accommodation and food Accommodation and food for teacher training participants 1 person/4 day 32 45,000 1,440,000
Total 5,101,062 5,834,373 AMD
P8 General WM AM office management
34 Office space service cost 140 sqr. m. office space was provided by Government for free, however there is office service rent 500 AMD for 1 sqr. m. 1 month 5 70,800 354,000
35 Electricity Electricity bill 1 month 5 22,000 110,000
36 Internet Monthly internet costs 1 month 5 20,000 100,000
Total 564,000 500,000 AMD
TOTAL 10,705,437 11,223,973 AMD
WM AM expenses during first term Total remained after first term
Total project budget (from your approved grant submission)
43,368,250 AMD
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)
17,570,000 AMD/43,062 USD
Total amount spent on this project
21,097,464 AMD
Total amount of Project and Event grant funds spent on this project
17,051,464 AMD
Are there additional sources that funded any part of this project? List them here.
Yes, Intellectual Renaissance Foundation (See Interim report), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Remaining funds[edit]

The funds remaining from this grant in the amount of 518,536 AMD / 1,080.29 USD were deducted from another grant payment for Grants:APG/Proposals/2014-2015 round2/Wikimedia Armenia/Proposal form.
Are there any grant funds remaining?
Answer YES or NO.
Yes
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.)
518,536 AMD (1,080.29 USD)
If funds are remaining they must be returned to WMF, reallocated to mission-aligned activities, or applied to another approved grant.
Please state here if you intend to return unused funds to WMF, submit a request for reallocation, or submit a new grant request, and then follow the instructions on your approved grant submission.
Reallocate to APG second installment


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