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Santali Community Strategic Meet
proposed start date2024-07-15
proposed end date2024-09-30
grant start date2024-07-15T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-09-30T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)417019.52 INR
budget (USD)5000.06 USD
amount recommended (USD)4987
grant typeGroup of individuals not registered with an organization
funding regionSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• R Ashwani Banjan Murmu
organization (if applicable)• Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

R Ashwani Banjan Murmu


Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group

If you are a group or organization leader, board member, president, executive director, or staff member at any Wikimedia group, affiliate, or Wikimedia Foundation, you are required to self-identify and present all roles. (required)

I'm a group leader of a Wikimedia User Group (submitted to the Affiliation Committee).

Describe all relevant roles with the name of the group or organization and description of the role. (required)

Primary Contact Person of Wikimedians of Santali Language User Group

Main Proposal[edit]

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

Santali Community Strategic Meet

2. and 3. Proposed start and end dates for the proposal.

2024-07-15 - 2024-09-30

4. Where will this proposal be implemented? (required)


5. Are your activities part of a Wikimedia movement campaign, project, or event? If so, please select the relevant project or campaign. (required)

Other (please specify) Defining the importance of the Santali Community strategic meet: The future of the Santali community within the Wikimedia ecosystem lies in fostering a vibrant, active, and sustainable group of contributors who are dedicated to creating, curating, and promoting content in the Santali language. By doing so, we aim to make Santali one of the well-represented languages on Wikimedia platforms, ensuring that the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of the Santali community is preserved and accessible to all. Why This is Important: Preservation of Language and Culture: The Santali language and culture are underrepresented in the digital realm. By increasing Santali content on Wikimedia, we ensure the preservation and promotion of this rich heritage for future generations. Educational Resource: Creating a robust repository of Santali content provides valuable educational resources for students, educators, and researchers. This promotes literacy and learning within the Santali-speaking community and beyond. Community Empowerment: Engaging the Santali community in Wikimedia projects empowers them to take ownership of their digital presence. It fosters a sense of pride and responsibility in documenting and sharing their language and culture. Global Visibility: By enhancing the representation of Santali on Wikimedia, we raise global awareness about the Santali community. This can lead to increased recognition, support, and opportunities for collaboration. Diverse Knowledge Base: Adding Santali perspectives and content to Wikimedia enriches the diversity of knowledge available on these platforms. It contributes to a more inclusive and comprehensive representation of human knowledge. Strategic Actions: Organizing Edit-a-thons and Content Creation Drives: Regular events to encourage the creation and improvement of Santali content on Wikimedia platforms. Training and Workshops: Capacity-building sessions to enhance the skills of Santali contributors in areas such as editing, content creation, and community management. Partnerships and Collaborations: Collaborating with educational institutions, cultural organizations, and other Wikimedia communities to support and promote Santali content. Community Support and Engagement: Creating support systems, including mentoring programs and online forums, to help new and existing contributors.

6. What is the change you are trying to bring? What are the main challenges or problems you are trying to solve? Describe this change or challenges, as well as main approaches to achieve it. (required)

By implementing these strategies, we aim to create a thriving and sustainable future for the Santali community within Wikimedia, ensuring that their language and culture are preserved, promoted, and celebrated globally.

7. What are the planned activities? (required) Please provide a list of main activities. You can also add a link to the public page for your project where details about your project can be found. Alternatively, you can upload a timeline document. When the activities include partnerships, include details about your partners and planned partnerships.

During this period, the Santali community aims to meet and discuss the future strategic activities for the community, which have not been addressed before. The goal is to explore more collaboration and partnership possibilities and to work on all the breakout activities with a proper timeline.

8. Describe your team. Please provide their roles, Wikimedia Usernames and other details. (required) Include more details of the team, including their roles, usernames, Wikimedia group, and whether they are salaried, volunteers, consultants/contractors, etc. Team members involved in the grant application need to be aware of their involvement in the project.

Ashwani Murmu ; To Lead and coordinate the activities of the community before, during and after the project

Ramjit Tudu : To support the project and documentation of the project and the activities.

Shakuntala Marndi ; To take a lead on promoting the project, engage the community members in content creation and encourage them to participate proactively in the strategic discussion.

CIS-A2K: CIS-A2K supported the community in submission of the project, the team will also support us before, during and after the event to plan, design the pre-event activity, design in-person activity and execution support in follow-up activities.

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? (required)

We are focusing on Santali Wikimedians who will actively participate in this event. Before the event, we already have done a couple of activities and on the occasion of Sanatali Wikipedia anniversary we are planning to engage all the community members in that content creation goal. The meet is intended for those Wikimedians who are actively involved in the community. Community members will engage directly in this in-person event as we discuss the future strategy for the Santali community. As follow-up activities, we will start to implement the strategic discussions and planned activities and will encourage existing community members to take leads on the different activities. And encourage community member to participate in open calls and discussions with other communities too.

10. Does your project involve work with children or youth? (required)


10.1. Please provide a link to your Youth Safety Policy. (required) If the proposal indicates direct contact with children or youth, you are required to outline compliance with international and local laws for working with children and youth, and provide a youth safety policy aligned with these laws. Read more here.


11. How did you discuss the idea of your project with your community members and/or any relevant groups? Please describe steps taken and provide links to any on-wiki community discussion(s) about the proposal. (required) You need to inform the community and/or group, discuss the project with them, and involve them in planning this proposal. You also need to align the activities with other projects happening in the planned area of implementation to ensure collaboration within the community.

It was discussed in online meetings and Whatsapp groups. We also updated a post on the VP where we shared the idea of the meet with the community.

12. Does your proposal aim to work to bridge any of the content knowledge gaps (Knowledge Inequity)? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Other Important Topics (topics considered to be of impact or important in the specific context)

13. Does your proposal include any of these areas or thematic focus? Select one option that most applies to your work. (required)


14. Will your work focus on involving participants from any underrepresented communities? Select one option that most apply to your work. (required)

Linguistic / Language

15. In what ways do you think your proposal most contributes to the Movement Strategy 2030 recommendations. Select one that most applies. (required)

Increase the Sustainability of Our Movement

Learning and metrics[edit]

17. What do you hope to learn from your work in this project or proposal? (required)

This will be the community's first experience where everyone sits together and participates in strategic future discussions. With the help of this meet, we will come to know what steps we need to take to sustain the language community. Also, we will get opportunities to learn about how to implement innovative ideas.

18. What are your Wikimedia project targets in numbers (metrics)? (required)
Number of participants, editors, and organizers
Other Metrics Target Optional description
Number of participants 18
Number of editors 15
Number of organizers 4
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikifunctions or Abstract Wikipedia
Optional description for content contributions.


19. Do you have any other project targets in numbers (metrics)? (optional)


Main Open Metrics Data
Main Open Metrics Description Target
20. What tools would you use to measure each metrics? Please refer to the guide for a list of tools. You can also write that you are not sure and need support. (required)

We will use an etherpad to track the participants and their activities and to take notes from the activity.

Financial proposal[edit]

21. Please upload your budget for this proposal or indicate the link to it. (required)


22. and 22.1. What is the amount you are requesting for this proposal? Please provide the amount in your local currency. (required)

417019.52 INR

22.2. Convert the amount requested into USD using the Oanda converter. This is done only to help you assess the USD equivalent of the requested amount. Your request should be between 500 - 5,000 USD.

5000.06 USD

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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).