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promoting of contribution in Mon Wikipedia
proposed start date2023-03-01
proposed end date2023-07-31
grant start date2023-03-01T00:00:00Z
grant end date2023-07-31T00:00:00Z
budget (local currency)10482536 MMK
budget (USD)4967.35 USD
amount recommended (USD)5000
grant typeIndividual
funding regionESEAP
decision fiscal year2022-23
applicant• Htawmonzel
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.

Mon Wikimedians User Group

Grant Proposal[edit]

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

promoting of contribution in Mon Wikipedia

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.

The project is intended to improve more articles with relevant images and more qualified and active members on Mon Wikipedia.

Mon Wikipedia has had its own domain since October 2019. There are still very few people who know about Wikipedia in the Mon community. There have never been Wikipedia editing events or study groups in the Mon community so far as we know. The Mon community right now has very few active members in Wikimedia projects. It needs more qualified and active members and public awareness.

We also have a future plan to collaborate with the Mon National Education Committee which currently consists of 134 Mon National Schools in the Mon area and it is the only educational institution which uses Mon language as the medium of instruction to use Wikipedia in their classrooms.

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

To achieve these changes we need to have both micro-level strategy and macro-Level strategy.

For the micro strategy we want to start with 5 Meet-ups, Edit-a-thons and visual teaching pages in Mon which is a platform where people can find some short videos for example about how to write an article on Wikipedia and how to give reference to their articles etc. And also where people can ask question.

To get more public awareness on Mon Wikipedia from Mon community we want to focus on local for instance more articles about local and more local pictures on Mon Wikipedia.

From this approach there will be more members join our Wikimedian User group and we will get more qualified and active members.

For the macro level we want to start with some printed materials. This time we want to print World Map which country names in Mon and English, and exercise books with advertisements about Wikipedia. When our members visit Mon National Schools to hold a public meeting about Wikipedia, they can give school the World Map and the exercise books to students as present. Mon National Schools are nomally in rural area and run by local people and lack of resources.

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

Regular training sessions and strategy discussion meetings will be conducted for strengthening the project and it will get some more qualified and active members.

A public meeting at schools will give more public awareness about Wikipedia and the printed material such as World Map is always useful in a classroom and it always has attention from students and teachers. Exercise books are always needed for students and the advertisements of Wikipedia will attract the attention of Wikipedia and people in the Mon area will know more about Wikipedia.

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.

Wikipedia Asian Month

5. Do you have the team that is needed to implement this proposal?

We have set op a "Mon Wikimedians User Group" (not recognised officially yet). The group needs more qualified and active members. All of us are volunteers.

1. Htaw Monzel - organiser of this project, top contributor for Mon Wikipedia and Mon Wiktionary, a Social Welfare Supervisor in authority office in Denmark (Jobcenter).
2. Aue Nai - Contributor for Mon Wikipedia, PhD. student.
3. Mannoing Rot - Contributor for Mon Wikipedia, Project Coordinator for Jeepyah Civil Society Development Organisation.
4. Ma Khin Moe - Program Support Director for National Enlightenment Institute. She will be the financial manager for this project.
5. Mon Saw Noel - an experienced campaign organiser, Nainghlon Village administrator. He will be the main coordinator for this project.
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.

Geography, Language, Other global topics for impact (topics considered to be of global importance)

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.

This project will try to bridge the gap that arises due to absence of knowledge about Wikipedia in Mon community. It will have an impact on the overall development of the Wiki by empowering new and existing users.

Mon Wikipedia has only about 1500 articles even though the project is running more than four years. But the project has immense potential to improve the content, if they will get any support.

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.

Education, Culture, heritage or GLAM

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

Linguistic / Language

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?

For the micro strategy which is 5 Meet-ups, Edit-a-thons, the participants are the person who want to be contributors in Mon Wikipedia. We want to start with a short video that posts on social media like Facebook. We also have a Facebook Group, Mon Wikipedia, where we are used to keep our communication with our members and the followers. The group page already has 3,7k members. We will be marking the work done on the wiki and take report the feedback on local wiki also.

For the macro strategy which are printed materials are people in Mon community especially in educational area like students and teachers.

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

We will be applying the rules of that have been discussed or created earlier for respecting the privacy and other core issues like Universal Code of Conduct and other while communicating via Wiki or any 3rd party app. We will also post a link on local wiki so that more people can join and gain some experience from the project we want to work on.

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.

We don't have a recognised User Groups yet. But we have created a User Groups Page on Meta, Mon Wikimedians User Group. The project will be announced on the Mon Wikimedians User Group. It has also been discussed with group through Group's Facebook Page.


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?
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.

Improve User Experience, Manage Internal Knowledge, Innovate in Free Knowledge

Learning, Sharing, and Evaluation[edit]

15. What do you hope to learn from your work in this fund proposal?
  • Have we been effective in Edit-a-thons to increase qualified and active members?
  • Have we been effective in guiding potential contributors or existing contributors to the Visual Teaching Pages or the Help pages?
  • Does public meeting and printed materials give more public awareness on Mon Wikipedia from Mon community and more people use Mon Wikipedia?
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
Number of Meeting-ups, Edit-a-thons Total number of events and training that will be carried out during the project. 5
Number of editors Total number of active contributors to Mon Wikimedia. 5
Number of pages created This will show how much have we been able to make the project successful. 200
Number of video files created to Visual Teaching Pages This will show how much have we been able to make the project successful. 10
Number of visitors to Mon Wikepedia and Wikipedia App. This will show how much have we been able to make this project successful on public awareness. 300
17. Core quantitative metrics.
Core Metrics Summary
Core metrics Description Target
Number of participants This project is doing both on micro and macro level. For the micro level is will be. 15
Number of editors We have so many inactive members. This project will help to increase qualified and active members. 5
Number of organizers This project is organised by "Mon Wikimedians User Group". But it is still needed more active members in this group. Manoing Rot and I will be the persons who responsility and coordinating with the Mon Wikimedians User Group. 2
Number of new content contributions per Wikimedia project
Wikimedia Project Description Target
Wikipedia Articles created, stubs expanded and edited articles during the training. 200
Wikimedia Commons Free images uploaded during the training 500
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 is the first project for us and we may need support how to collect the data and monitor the project metrics, fx we don't know how to monitor how many new download Wikipedia App from Mon Community.

Financial Proposal[edit]

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

10482536 MMK

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

4967.35 USD

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


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