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Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/DCW Wikidata Birthday 2022 (ID: 21957283)

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statusNot funded
DCW Wikidata Birthday 2022
proposed start date2022-10-29
proposed end date2022-10-31
grant start date2022-11-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2022-11-02T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)16500 INR
budget (USD)215 USD
amount recommended (USD)0
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSA
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• TheAafi
organization (if applicable)• N/A

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Applicant Details[edit]

Please provide your main Wikimedia Username.


Please provide the Usernames of people related to this proposal.




Are you a member of any Wikimedia affiliate or group, including informal groups like Wiki Fan Clubs, emerging language communities, not recognized Wikimedia groups etc.? Please list them all.

I happen to be founder of the Deoband Community Wikimedia, an AffCom recognized affiliate user group.

Grant Proposal[edit]

M. Please state the title of your proposal. This will also be the Meta-Wiki page title.

DCW Wikidata Birthday 2022

Q. Indicate if it is a local, international, or regional proposal and if it involves several countries? (optional)


Q2. If you have answered regional or international, please write the country names and any other information that is useful for understanding your proposal.

R. If you would like, please share any websites or social media accounts that your group or organization has.

1. What is the change that you are trying to bring about and why is this important.

Deoband Community Wikimedia began as a user group to promote the growth of thematic knowledge about global Deobandi scholarship at a global level. DCW does not limit itself to a single language and tries to promote thematic knowledge on Wikimedia projects as far as possible. The theme is subsequently also underrepresented on Wikidata and thus on the 10th birthday of Wikidata, DCW looks forward to involving its editors and volunteers in creating/updating subjective knowledge on Wikidata. Wikidata is a central repository and knowing how to interlink various Wikipedia language articles is helpful. This event aims to make DCW volunteers capable of that.

2. Describe your main approaches or strategies to achieve these changes and why you think they will be effective.

Deoband Community Wikimedia is trying to reach people online and offline through meetups. Contests and thematic collaborations are our basic strategies for the time being. DCW believes that compliments are helpful, so we would use our best available compliments to keep the people intact with us, and helping our goal grow.

3. What are the activities you will be developing and delivering as part of these approaches or strategies?

In this event, we look forward involving our editors in updating/creating subjective knowledge on Wikidata. Doing training workshops both online/offline has been helpful for us.

4. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign or event? If so, please select the relevant campaign below. If so, please select all the relevant campaigns from the list below. If "other", please state which.

Other (please specify)

Wikidata 10th Birthday
5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

Deoband Community Wikimedia

6. Please state if your proposal aims to work to bridge any of the identified CONTENT knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select up to THREE that most apply to your work.

Topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context, Cultural background, ethnicity, religion, racial

6.1 In a few sentences, explain how your work is specifically addressing this content gap (or Knowledge inequity) to ensure a greater representation of knowledge.

Thematic topics are often covered less. DCW has a theme that spreads throughout the globe. The systematic bias exists there in the matter of coverage about South Asian scholars and academics of last century. DCW tries to lessen this gap and promotes writing and improving WMF projects related to its focus.

7. Please state if your proposal includes any of these areas or THEMATIC focus. Select up to THREE that most apply to your work and explain the rationale for identifying these themes.


Islamic scholarship
8. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities?

Geographic , Ethnic/racial/religious or cultural background

9. Who are the target participants and from which community? How will you engage participants before and during the activities? How will you follow up with participants after the activities?

DCW's target is the students and graduates of Islamic seminaries (thematic, related to DCW's theme) at a global level. As of now, we are trying to work locally and develop our base before we can move on. DCW is also trying to involve students from universities such as Jamia Millia Islamia, which bears a historical connection with the Deoband Islamic seminary.

10. In what ways are you actively seeking to contribute towards creating a safer, supportive, more equitable environment for participants?

We will adhere strictly to the Wikimedia friendly space policy and UCOC all through the project activities

11. Please tell us about how you have let your Wikimedia communities know about the planned activities and this proposal. Use this space to describe the processes you carried out to make the community more involved in planning this proposal. Please link the on-wiki community discussion(s) around the proposals.
12. Are you aware of other Rapid Fund proposals in your local group, community, or region that are being submitted and that align with your proposed project?


If yes:

12.1 Did you explore the possibility of doing a joint proposal with other leaders in your group?
12.2 How will this joint proposal allow you to have better results?
DCW is a recognized affiliate that focuses on global Deobandi scholarship unlike other affiliates which are mostly language-specific. DCW tries to work beyond languages.
13. Will you be working with other external, non-Wikimedia partners to implement this proposal? Required.


13.1 Please describe these partnerships and what motivates the potential partner to be part of the proposal and how they add value to your work.

14. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select a maximum of THREE options that most apply.

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement, Improve User Experience, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?

We hope to learn about diversity of content and information related to DCW's theme, through passionate young volunteers, and how better we can support them in continuing their works for the upliftment of Wikimedia's goals.

16. Based on these learning questions, what is the information or data you need to collect to answer these questions? Please register this information (as metric description) in the following spaces provided.
Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants Experienced editors 2
Number of editors New editors 10
Number of organizers Co-ordinator 1
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikidata Creation/Updating of thematic entries 150
17.1 If for some reason your proposal will not measure these core metrics please provide an explanation.

18. What tools would you use to measure each metric selected? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support.

This event is a birthday oriented event, and DCW volunteers will update/create items on Wikidata as much as possible.

Financial Proposal[edit]

19. & 19.1 What is the amount you are requesting from Wikimedia Foundation? Please provide this amount in your local currency.

16500 INR

19.2 What is this amount in US Currency (to the best of your knowledge)?

215 USD

20. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it.

We/I have read the Application Privacy Statement, WMF Friendly Space Policy and Universal Code of Conduct.


Endorsements and Feedback[edit]

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Community members are invited to share meaningful feedback on the proposal and include reasons why they endorse the proposal. Consider the following:

  • Stating why the proposal is important for the communities involved and why they think the strategies chosen will achieve the results that are expected.
  • Highlighting any aspects they think are particularly well developed: for instance, the strategies and activities proposed, the levels of community engagement, outreach to underrepresented groups, addressing knowledge gaps, partnerships, the overall budget and learning and evaluation section of the proposal, etc.
  • Highlighting if the proposal focuses on any interesting research, learning or innovation, etc. Also if it builds on learning from past proposals developed by the individual or organization, or other Wikimedia communities.
  • Analyzing if the proposal is going to contribute in any way to important developments around specific Wikimedia projects or Movement Strategy.
  • Analysing if the proposal is coherent in terms of the objectives, strategies, budget, and expected results (metrics).