Grants:Programs/Wikimedia Community Fund/Rapid Fund/Wikimedia Workshop for Telugu speaking women (ID: 22391578)

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Wikimedia Workshop for Telugu speaking women
proposed start date2024-02-01
proposed end date2024-03-15
grant start date2024-02-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2024-04-01T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)187000 INR
budget (USD)2241 USD
amount recommended (USD)2241
grant typeIndividual
funding regionSA
decision fiscal year2023-24
applicant• V Bhavya
organization (if applicable)• N/A
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Applicant Details[edit]

Main Wikimedia username. (required)

V Bhavya



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Main Proposal[edit]

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

Wikimedia Workshop for Telugu speaking women

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

2024-02-01 - 2024-03-15

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)

Wiki Loves Women

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)

Participation of Women in Telugu Wikimedia projects is less compared with men, I observe that most of the training sessions happen in open spaces where in men participate in good numbers resulting in higher men Wikimedians in Telugu Wikimedia.

I would like to take up this Wikimedia Workshop in a women's college which will result in improved women participation in Telugu Wikimedia projects.

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.

Wikimedia workshop for Telugu Women is a two day comprehensive workshop that aims to equip our female scholars with the skills and knowledge required to become proficient contributors to the world's largest open-access digital repository, Wikipedia, Wiki quote and Wikimedia Commons. This engaging and interactive training event will be held in February of 2023, we will encourage and support interested Women students to participate and unleash their potential as digital content creators and knowledge disseminators.

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.

V Bhavya - Program Coordinator and facilitator, Will work on design and implementation of the project. Divya- co-facilitator Prashanthi- co-facilitator Mamata-co-facilitator Some of our team has training experience in offline and online training, we will request experienced organiser from Telugu Community to takepart in the training.

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)

Students and Faculty of AMS college of Teacher Education are the main target participants. The program will be open to women students and Youth of Hyderabad region. These women are from the Telugu Speaking community.

We will be sharing an application form and helping them understand about the workshop through posters and messages through college mailing lists or social media. During the workshop we will train them on various ways to contribute to Wikimedia projects especially Wikipedia, Wikiquote and Wikimedia Commons.

We will follow up the participants through collecting feedback and understanding their interest to contribute to open knowledge and organize continuous events to build a Wiki volunteer base.

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. I will request our community to translate the policy document into Telugu and we will be using the translated version from meta for Youth safety.

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.

The Telugu Community has achieved fourth place on Lingua libre platform by number of recordings language wise. I am feeling good to share that I have recorded the millionth word on lingua libre, which is a Telugu word. The telugu community has congratulated me on my enormous contribution to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons.

I have shared this idea of organizing a workshop for Women students at AMS college, Osmania University with the community members on Telugu Wikipedia Village pump. And explained the importance of this workshop by which the participation of Women in Telugu Wikimedia projects can be improved.

I have also discussed this with Youth of Telugu Wikimedia, which is an informal group. I have received support in terms of writing grant proposals through this informal group which is aimed at fostering, supporting and sustaining young wikimedians on Telugu Wikimedia projects.

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)


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

Gender and diversity

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

Gender Identity

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)

1)I would like to learn to organize a workshop. 2)I would like to learn to facilitate meetings. 3)I would like to work on Empowering women in Telugu Wikimedia projects.

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 80
Number of editors 20
Number of organizers 5
Number of content contributions to Wikimedia projects
Wikimedia project Number of content created or improved
Wikipedia 50
Wikimedia Commons 100
Wikimedia Incubator
Wikiquote 0
Wikifunctions or Abtsract 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)

I am not sure and need support.

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)

187000 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.

2241 USD

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