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Aishik Rehman/Movement Charter Ambassador Program
Translate MC docs into Bangla for increased accessibility, engage the Bangla community through discussions to enhance understanding of the charter, and conduct in-depth analyses through surveys to provide valuable feedback to MC.
targetBangla Wikimedia Community
start dateSeptember 05
start year2023
end dateDecember 30
end year2023
budget (USD)745 US$
grant typeindividual
granteeAishik Rehman
contact(s)• aishikrehman(_AT_)gmail.com

Applications are not required to be in English. Please complete the application in your preferred language.

Project Goal[edit]

What will be the outputs of your project and how will those outputs contribute to advancing a specific Movement Strategy Initiative

What specific Movement Strategy Initiative does your project focus on and why? Please select one of the initiatives described here
24. Movement Charter: To ensure that our communities are fully engaged in conversations about the movement.

Project Background[edit]

When do you intend to begin this project and when will it be completed?
We aim to implement this project between September 5 and November 30, 2023 and have our reports ready 15 days after.
Where will your project activities be happening?
All activities will be done online. We will host online meetings to onboard the community.
Are you collaborating with other communities or affiliates on this project? Please provide details of how partners intend to work together to achieve the project goal.
What specific challenge will your project be aiming to solve? And what opportunities do you plan to take advantage of to solve the problem?
The specific challenge that our project aims to solve is the limited accessibility and understanding of charter documents within the Bangla community. We plan to address this challenge by translating the MC docs into Bangla, conducting discussions with the community to ensure clarity and familiarity with the charter's content, and analyzing feedback from them to gain valuable insights.
Does this project aim to apply one of the examples shared in the call for grants and if so which one?

Project Activities[edit]

What specific activities will be carried out during this project? Please describe the specific activities that will be carried out during this project.
  • September 05 - September 30: Communicate through relevant mailing lists, onwiki talk, and discussion pages. Translate charter pages into Bangla with the help of MCDC members from the community.
  • October 01 - October 10: Introduce community members to MCDC through group meetings. Conduct surveys with participants after each group meeting through Google Form for asynchronous communication and publish fortnightly updates through DIFF.
  • October 15 - November 15: Schedule and hold separate conversations with interested Wikimedians about charters. Summarize the output and analyze the results, publishing fortnightly updates through DIFF.
  • December 01 - December 15: Systematize and publish the results. Prepare the final report summarizing the entire project.
How do you intend to keep communities updated on the progress and outcomes of the project? Please add the names or usernames of these individuals responsible for updating the community
We will utilize various communication channels to keep communities informed about the project's progress and outcomes. These channels include the Bengali Wikipedia mailing list (wikipedia-bn@lists.wikimedia.org), where regular updates will be shared. Additionally, we will post updates on the Bengali Wikipedia, Wikisource, and other project's village pump to reach a wider audience. For real-time communication, we will leverage Telegram, Facebook, and Facebook Messenger groups to engage with the community and address any queries they may have about the project. To ensure comprehensive dissemination of information, we will also create a newsletter and send invitations to interested users and members from the Bangla community, keeping them involved and up-to-date throughout the project's lifecycle.
Aishik Rehman, Shakil Hosen and Muhammad Yahya will collaborate to handle this update work efficiently.
Who will be responsible for delivering on this project and what are their roles and responsibilities?
Shakil Hosen, Muhammad Yahya and I(Aishik Rehman) will jointly oversee the project, taking charge of tasks such as translation, facilitation, and documentation. Within the team, I will specifically handle the coordination aspect of the project.

Additional information[edit]

If your activities include community discussions, what is your plan for ensuring that the conversations are productive? Provide a link to a Friendly Space Policy or UCoC that will be implemented to support these discussions.
We prioritize creating a welcoming environment for community discussions and will implement the Friendly Space Policy to ensure productive conversations.
If your activities include the use of paid online tools, please describe what tools these are and how you intend to use them.
Zoom Meetings, a videotelephony software program
Do your activities include the translation of materials, and if so, in what languages will the translation be done? Please include details of those responsible for making the translations.
Important pages and subpages links on T:MC/Navbox will be translated to Bangla. Volunteers and facilitators of the community will engage in translation on Meta.
Charter Content
Ambassadors Program
Additonal (Drafting Commitee)
Are there any other details you would like to share? Consider providing rationale, research or community discussion outputs, and any other similar information, that will give more context on your proposed project.


After your activities are complete, we would like to understand the draft implementation plan for your community. You will be required to prepare a document detailing this plan around a movement strategy initiative. This report can be prepared through Meta-wiki using the Share your results button on this page. The report can be prepared in your language, and is not required to be written in English.

In this report, you will be asked to:

  • Provide a link to the draft implementation plan document or Wikimedia page
  • Describe what activities supported the development of the plan
  • Describe how and where you have communicated your plan to relevant communities.
  • Report on how your funding was spent

Your draft implementation plan document should address the following questions clearly:

  • What movement strategy initiative or goal are you addressing?
  • What activities will you be doing to address that initiative?
  • What do you expect will happen as a result of your activities? How do those outcomes address the movement strategy initiative?
  • How will you measure or evaluate your activities? What tools or methods will you use to evaluate your activities?

To create a draft implementation plan, we recommend the use of a logic model, which will help you and your team think about goals, activities, outcomes, and other factors in an organized way. Please refer the following resources to develop a logic model:

Please confirm below that you will be able to prepare a draft implementation plan document by the end of your grant:

Sure, I can deliver the document

Optionally, you are welcome to include other information you'd like to share around participation and representation in your activities. Please include any additional outcomes you would like to report on below:


How you will use the funds you are requesting? List bullet points for each expense. Don’t forget to include a total amount, and update this amount in the Probox at the top of your page too!

  • Research (time needed to review, perform analysis, or investigate any information needed to support implementation ideas or planning): 50 US$
  • Facilitation (facilitation time including facilitator preparation, meeting facilitation time, and debriefing): 50 US$
  • Documentation (document preparation time, time spent documenting of discussion, post-meeting work): 150 US$
  • Translation (translation costs for briefs and global materials): 150 US$
  • Coordination (coordinator work to manage or support multiple workflows to prepare for meeting): 80 US$
  • Online tools or services (subscription services for online meeting platforms, social media promotion): 75 US$
  • Data (internet or mobile costs for organizers or participants to access or participate in activities): 150 US$
  • Venue or space for meeting (costs of renting a physical meeting space): -
  • Transportation costs (costs of supporting organizers or participants to attend the meeting): -
  • Meals (costs related to refreshments, lunches, or other meals during in-person activities): -
  • Other (bank and MFS transaction fees etc.): 40 US$


Completing your application[edit]

Once you have completed the application, please do the following:

  • Change the application status from status=draft to status=proposed in the {{Probox}} template.
  • Contact strategy2030(_AT_)wikimedia.org to confirm your submission, as well as to request any support around your application.


An endorsement from community members (especially from outside your community) will be part of the considerations when reviewing your application. Community members are encouraged to endorse your project request here!

  • Strong support Strong support -- Brahmavadini (talk) 10:44, 10 August 2023 (UTC)
  • Support Support I was happy to be part of this program. I look forward to working with the community on this. —MdsShakil (talk) 16:51, 4 September 2023 (UTC)
  • Yahya (talkcontribs.) 17:24, 4 September 2023 (UTC)
  • Support SupportSyfur (talk) 07:34, 7 September 2023 (UTC)